Autobiography of Ida Woods Foster

Autobiography of Ida Woods Foster

When Kathleen (Madison) graduated from High School in 1936, the English teacher asked each one of the English Class to choose some book, make an outline of its contents, and also give an autobiography of its author. This work of course, required a greater part of the last semester for its compilation, and in the English Class was termed their ‘term theme’. In trying to furnish some sort of an autobiography for Kathleen to work from, her ‘term theme’ has become something like an heirloom for the family.

Memoirs Of Laura Cooper Gonnam

Written by Laura Cooper Gonnam 1957-1964 Transcribed by Kerry L. Gonnam 1994 Preface Between the years of 1957 and 1964 my Grandmother Laura Cooper Gonnam set down in writing the memoirs of her life as she remembered them. These memoirs contain facts of our...
Gould Family

Gould Family

William James Gould (W.J. or Will Gould) He worked for the Republican Party in Grundy County, was once a Justice of the Peace, and was even a census-taker (the 1900 Maine Township census has his name on it as the enumerator). Grandfather of Rodney Gould. Gould Family...
Hoenshell Family

Hoenshell Family

Photograph of Robert C. Hoenshell while on the family farm, aged approx. 7 years, photo taken ca 1924. Hoenshell Home The Hoenshell home was located on a 145 acre farm approximately 3 1/2 miles from Morris near the Illinois & Michigan Canal in 1917. The Illinois...
Goold Family of Grundy County Illinois

Goold Family of Grundy County Illinois

H. C. GOOLD, Druggist The above named gentleman, is one of the citizens of Morris deserving especial mention, as much of his life has been passed in Morris, and he has been largely identified with its history, growth and prosperity. Mr. GOOLD came to Morris in the...
Cragg Cabin

Cragg Cabin

The old Cragg Cabin was built in 1835 by John Cragg and stood on its original location for one hundred years giving it historical landmark status in Grundy County. Mr. Harry L. Hough, a Mazon resident, had played near this cabin as a boy.  Mr. Hough became interested...
Cinotto Family

Cinotto Family

The attached photograph has the entire Cinotto Family plus my grandfather August Odille and his son Louis Odille. Louis Odille was born in 1902 and appears to be 4 or 5 in the picture. Therefore, the photo was made about 1906. Seated in the photo left is Catherine...