1030 N. 2nd St. – Goembel – Deery house

Gilbert Johnson

Source of photo: Jeff Aulik

Peterson and Johnson, architects, completed plans for this house in 1924 for Dr. Emery W. Goembel and his wife, Vesta B.  The foundation was poured in Nov. 1925 and they moved into the English Tudor-style home in 1926.

Gulbert - 3

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Nov. 13, 1925

Gilbert - 5

Source: Rockford Register-Republic Nov. 19, 1968

Assorted members of the Deery family have resided there for approximately half a century.





“Machesney Honors Jody Deery” – 1996

Jody Deery

Source: Rockford Register Star July 27, 1996


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