John A. Ahlstrom – from 1999 obituary

Pecatonica – John A. Ahlstrom, 53, of Pecatonica died at 1:45 a.m. Monday Oct. 4, 1999 after a long illness.  Born January 2, 1946, in Rockford, the son of Oscar and Eva Newell Ahlstrom.  Lived in Pecatonica the past 23 years, coming here from Cherry Valley.  Married Adrianne “Nan” Peterson in Rockford, Sept. 18, 1965.  Employed by Ingersoll Milling Machine Co., Rockford, as a senior project engineer for 13 years.  Formerly employed by Greenlee Brothers for 20 years. He was a part-time self-employed farmer for the past 13 years.

Veteran of the U.S. Army, as a sergeant in Vietnam from 2/7/1966 to 2/7/1969.  Member of the 11th Armored Cavalry “Blackhorse Trooper” Regiment, VFW Post 15014, American Legion Post 2910, Bloomington IL and the Winnebago County Farm Bureau.

Countryman Funeral Home, Rose Hill Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/6/1999

Burritt Township, Winnebago County – 2012 Land Atlas and Plat

Source: Winnebago County, Illinois, 2012 Land Atlas and Plat Book, page 16

Compiled and Published by Rockford Map Publishers, Inc., www.rockfordmap.com

Distributed by Winnebago County Farm Bureau, 1925 South Meridian Road, Rockford, IL  61101

Book also includes an aerial map of Burritt Township, page 17

Names indicate property owner/tax payer

The number following the name of property owner or Trustee is the number of acres in that plot.  Some people own several unconnected plots of land and the number indicates acres in that specific plot.

Winnebago County Farm Bureau

Winnebago County Farm Bureau

Floyd Dickinson, left, Winnebago County Farm Bureau, discusses with group’s 50th Anniversary speaker Charles B. Shuman, right, American Farm Bureau

Winnebago County Farm Bureau

Photo above: E.F. Schmoock (left) and Roy R. Anderson, retired farmers & charter members of Farm Bureau

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/14/1970

 

Dust Storm on No. Main St. – May 31, 1985

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Source: Rockford Register-Star June 1, 1985

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