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Biographical Sketch of Frank Eugene Wettstein

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wettstein, Frank Eugene; banking and real estate; born, Rochelle, Ill., June 6, 1867; son of Otto and Louise Tracy Wettstein; educated, Rochelle High School, class of 1884; married, La Porte City, Ia., Sept. 22, 1896; married Maud Wagoner; issue, two sons, William and Frank Jr.; republican; five years a member of the Illinois National Guard; in 1889, organized First National Bank, La Porte City, Ia.; in 1900, organized First National Bank, Dysort, Ia.; vice pres. and gen. mgr. Guarantee Title & Trust Co.. Cleveland; 1903 to 1908, promoted Gates Mills property; built all roads at Gates Mills; pres. Pease Engineering Co., 1904 to 1908; chairman Board of Trustees, Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College, 1907-1909; chairman Finance Committee, Cleveland Associated Charities, 1906-1908; sec’y and treas. Maple Leaf Land Co., sec’y and treas. Davenport, Ia., Land & Investment Co.; trustee Cleveland Pulte Medical College; Mason; also member Union and Tippecanoe Clubs and Cleveland Chamber of...

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Biography of Claude Luman Steele

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Claude Luman Steele, who for two decades was an active and prominent business man, of Muskogee, dealing in real estate and farm lands, was born at Paines Point, Illinois, and was the youngest son of John Roland and Adelaide (Grant) Steele, the latter a representative of the same branch of the family as General U. S. Grant. John Roland Steele was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was brought to America when but three years of age, the family home being established in Rochester, New York. After attaining adult age he wedded Adelaide Grant, a native of the Empire state. Removing to Illinois, they lived for a time at Paines Point and for a considerable period at Rochelle, Illinois, and it was in the latter place that Claude Luman Steele was reared and educated. He was seventeen years of age when he became a resident of Parsons, Kansas, and there he engaged in business with his brother, J. F. Steele. He continued his residence at Parsons until 1900, when he removed to Muskogee, where he established a real estate and farm land business, in which he continuously and successfully engaged to the time of his demise, which occurred on the 16th of March, 1920. In 1895 Mr. Steele was united in marriage to Miss Leda Crawford and...

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George Henry Todd of East Wallingford VT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now George Henry Todd7, (Levi6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 14, 1851, in East Wallingford, Vt., married in Rochelle, Ill., Sept. 13, 1877, Lucy Brown Prescott, who was born in Burlington, Mass. Mr. Todd graduated from the West Aurora High School in 1871. After his graduation he was engaged in the dry goods business until 1895, when he disposed of it, and became interested in the low lands of the Mississippi Valley. He was the leader of a Company that had huge levees erected so that many acres of inundated land were redeemed. Completing this work he became a member of the firm of White & Todd, of which firm he was still a member in 1917. Children: *1798. Bertha May, b. Jan. 29, 1879. *1799. Fred Arthur, b. Sept. 29, 1881. 1800. Ethel Marion, b. March 18, 1889; she is a graduate of Beloit College located in Beloit,...

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Bertha May Todd Willson of Rochelle IL

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WILLSON, Bertha May Todd8, (George H.7, Levi6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 29, 1879, in Rochelle, Ill., married in Aurora, Ill., Feb. 18, 1905, Osbourne V. Willson, who was born Jan. 3, 1877, in Aurora, Ill. Child: I. Eleanor Todd, b. Jan. 24,...

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Fred Arthur Todd of Illinois

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Fred Arthur Todd8, (George H.7, Levi6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 29, 1881, in Rochelle, Ill., married in Aurora, Ill., June 12, 1906, Helen Hill, who was born Aug. 15, 1882, in Milwaukee, Wis. Children: 2455. Kathryn Hill, b. March 12, 1910. 2456. A daughter, b. Jan. 5, 1914. 2457. Ruth Constance, b. Feb. 24,...

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