“Leaders seek alternative route to hiring police for Winnebago” – 2011

Winnebago (Town of)

first settler, Daniel Adams Holt,1836 second and third settlers were Holt’s brothers. Original Holt House at Severson Dells. Town original named Westfield, then in 1849, Elida, then in 1855, Winnebago

Source: Winnebago Sesquicentennial 1854-2004 R 977.331 W776

Winnebago and Boone City Atlas – 1871, 1886 and 1892; older 2 include buildings and footprint of the house ( Holt House) useful in locating building built in the 19th century

Source: Illustrated atlas of Winnebago and Boone counties, Illinois : containing maps of every township in counties, with village and city plats, also maps of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois / compiled from late and authentic sources, together with other valuable information. R 912.773 P14

Schwitters, Dorothy Jean – 1944


Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/11/1944