Emerson Manufacturing Co.

Advertising postcard that was for sale on www.ebay.com, 1909

Emerson Moldboard Plow Tractor

In 1899 Emerson Manufacturing Co. purchased a 19-acre tract west of Rockford.  It was taken over

by the J. I. Case Co. later

Source: Rockfordiana Historic Houses and Landmarks – 1,  article found in Rockford Morning Star 1/5/1946


“39 JA Companies Are Organized” – 1968

Source: Rockford Morning Star Oct. 15, 1968

National Lock News, 1937 – 1937 Baseball Team

Source: National Lock News, August 1927, Vol. 1, p. 4, p 23

“War Products to Jam Temple” – March 1944

War Products - 1

Source:  Rockford Register-Republic   March 18, 1944

War Products - 2

War Products - 3



War Effort Publicity – 1943

War Effort Publicity

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Sept. 5, 1943

National Ave., 1224

NAtional Ave., 1224

Source of photo: Jan Carter, 2011

1894 – 1904  W A Sussmilch  Source: National Ave., 19p booklet      1896:  8 year old son, Charles died of diphtheria at his home on National Ave.; funeral at home, burial is West Side Cemetery (name changed to Greenwood Cemetery)

1907 – 195_: Jay D. White, wife Pauline, sales manager Emerson Mfg. Co., 1224 National Ave.    June 6, 1950, paper announces death of Jay D. White, 86, Retired Official of J. I. Case Co.  Born in Pennsylvania, first worked for W F and John Barnes Co. 1895 married the former Pauline L. Rollert in Kansas City, Mo.  Nov. 1956 Paul White dies at North Rockford Hospital. Member of Second Congregational Church.

by 1955, William E. Sterling and wife Marian D. were residing at 1224 National Ave. He was a sales/engineer at Twin Disc.

1987: sale of house, $90,000  “1st Floor laundry and family room plus all the charm of the big living room with fireplace. Formal dining, hardwood floors under carpet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, screened front porch, 2 car garage and more.”

2003: sale of house $155,000

Owner in 2010 ( – 2015 and ongoing)  Ma Concepcion and Domingo Rommel; sale price listed in www.rockfordtownshipassessor.net :  $185,900