“City Gets $100,500 in Liquor License Fees” – 1960

City Gets $100500

Source:  Rockford Register-Star May 30, 1960

Goetz, Irma W. – death certificate

Goetz Irma death cert info

Source: Ancestry Library Edition database, Illinois Deaths

Death Certificates, uncertified, from the Winnebago County Clerk, issued from 1877 – Sept 1960, are available on microfilm in the Local History Room.  The certificate includes the cause of death, the name of the person who provided the information, the name of the funeral home, which may or may not be important to the need.

Selective information can be found on Ancestry Library Edition database, which is available at all Rockford Public Library locations.  The index is easier to read and includes both parents’ names and place of birth, a common reason in genealogical searches.

Der Rathskeller


Der Rathskeller, 1132 Auburn St., Opened 1976 (other sources say much earlier; see below) derrathskeller.net

Owners: (2014) Dick and Betty Giesen and their son, Michael DuPre

Source: Friday GO section, Rockford Register Star May 9, 2014

The Sausage Shop opened at that location in 1932, and added Der Rathskeller by 1935, owner: Fred J. Goetz, according to City Directories for 1932 and 1935