Doctors vs. Lawyers 1887

Source:  The Stewart Story

R 917.733 G88

Forest Citys, Rockford, baseball team – 1941 article

Source: Rockford Streamlined, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 1941, pp 70-71

Main St. South, 427

George Wilson wife Anna, contractor, George Cormack jr wife Elizabeth W. pres Rockford Engine Works

Source: 1905 City Directory

Nick Rusetos (address listing) Ruseos (name listing confectioner business resides same)

Source: 1916 City Directory

Wm. Bitsas (Martha) confectioner res S Church

Source: 1921 City Directory

Verace Bros (Charles and James) Confectioners

Source: 1926 City Directory


Source: 1933 City Directory

Warshawsky Sup Co auto accessories

Source: 1954 City Directory

Rockford Germania Gesang – Jan. 1879

The Masquerade

“Metropolitan hall was well filled Wednesday evening, it being the occasion of the masquerade ball by the Germania Gesang and Turn Verein. In many respects it was a grand success, but financially it was a little below the anticipations of the society. About ninety couples were present and mingled in the gay and charming scenes of the evening. Among the interesting characters were Gen. Tom Thumb, the Weeping Pilgrim, Little Red Riding Hood, Pat Rooney, and many other funny and strange specimens of humanity,  Three prizes were offered at $3, $2 and $1 for the best character costume, best acting and the ugliest character, which were awarded respectively to Miss Mary Murphy, Alfred Miller and Frank Peterson.  Messrs. A. B. Whitmyer, George Wilson and John Hamilton acted as judges.”

Source: The Rockford Journal, 1/4/1879.

Rockford Burns Club

Rockford Burns Club, Organized 1859. David S. Doig, pres; George Wilson, vice pres; Wm. McGregor, treas; John Meiklejohn, secy.; D. Tolmie, librarian. Meets second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at hall over Belford’s bakery. (323 West State St)


Source: Brainerd’s Rockford City Directory for 1876, p 29