Colonel Garrett L. Nevius – Nuggets of History, 1989

Colonel Garrett L. Nevius

As early as 1860, he formed Lincoln’s Wide-Awake Club, with its militia drill

The Wide-Awake club became Rockford’s Zouaves

The Zouaves became Company D, 11th Infantry

Colonel Garrett L. Nevius was killed at Vicksburg in May 1863

On June 1, 1866, Rockford Veterans formed the G. L. Nevius Post of the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic)

The Nevius Post continued as long as there were Civil War veterans to meet

Colonel Nevius
Colonel Nevius


Source:  Nuggets of History, Spring 1989, Rockford Public Library Local History Collection

Harlem Blvd., 1724 – Wm Andrews residence


Harlem Blvd., 1724

Photo source: Jan Carter 3/2/2015

Wm. Andrews, 1724 Harlem Blvd.,   Source: 1923 City Directory

Andrews, Wm.

Andrews, Wm obit - 1

Obituary source: Rockford Republic Aug. 29, 1923

Andrews, Wm obit - 2

“Andrews Estate is Valued…” from Rockford Republic newspaper 10/20/1923

1926 –  Elling H Veblun, sales, Hormel Packing Co., res 1724 Harlem Blvd.

Mrs S A Atkinson (Widow William) res 1724 Harlem Blvd.

Thos W Fay (wife Effie) agent Equitable Life Insurance Co

source:  1926 Rockford City Directory

1928 – Thos W Fay (wife Effie) agent Equitable Life Insurance Co.

1933 – John J. Crawford, wife Ethel, salesman

1935 – 37  House vacant

1940 – 1949 (perhaps more years after that) Hugh R. Plueddeman, wife Elizabeth, vice-president Rockford Paint Manufacturing Co., res 1924 Harlem Blvd.

Source: Rockford City Directories