born 1863 in Sweden moved to Rockford 1887, helped organize Rockford Park Commission
Source: 1852-1952 Rockford Centennial 977.33 R65
treas Mechanics Machine Co. r 1127 5th Ave
Source: 1852 – 1853 Rockford City Directory
Frank Adams, inspector Mechanics Machine Co., res 418 Kishwaukee St.
Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926
Mechanics Machine Co., P A Peterson, president; Frank W Lindgren, vice-president; Eric S Ekstrom, sec and gen mgr; Levin Faust, treasurer; mfrs of auto transmissions and universal joints, 9th St. corner 18th Avenue Source: McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1926
Frank Abraham, mechanic, Mechanics Machine Co., resides n Westmoreland
source: 1925 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory
Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth’s grave
“Monument to a Hero” by Stuart K. Golding
Ellsworth came to Rockford in 1858
He trained a company of men in the Zouave system, which later became part of the 11th Illinois Infantry
Lincoln insisted that Ellsworth’s body lie in state at the White House until its return to Ellsworth’s home town of Mechanicville, NY
The grave was unmarked until 1873, when this monument was erected.
Source: Rockford Morning Star, 05/28/1911, Rockford Public Library Newspaper Microfilm Collection