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    • L to Z Grantor/Grantee Index

    • Illinois--Will County; People; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Illinois--Will County--Shorewood; Illinois--Will County--Lockport; Illinois--Will County--Joliet;
    • Index of property transactions within Will County from 1836-1885 alphabetically by surname or corporation name.
    • Sam Grundy

    • Musicians--Illinois--Plainfield; Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; People
    • This is a picture of another one of our older citizens, Sam Grundy, a capable violinist who gave recitals at many of our social gatherings and also furnished music at dances for Plainfield and vicinity. Those who played with Mr. Grundy at various...
    • Will County Recorder of Deeds Office Grantor/Grantee Index Volume A-D

    • Illinois--Cook County; Banks--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Manufacturing--Illinois--Plainfield; People; Politics & government; Pioneers--Illinois;
    • Will County Recorder of Deeds Office property transactions for Will County from 1836-1885. Entries are listed alphabetically by surname and include: Surname; First Name; Type of transaction; Volume and Page where original record can be found at...
    • Community House

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Rural schools--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a sketch of the first school building in Plainfield. It was built around 1833 and stood at 401 Division St. It was a log cabin about 14 feet square containing one door and two windows. A fireplace was built at one end. The building was used...
    • NE view Lockport St 1890

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Recreation
    • A view of Lockport St. in about 1890 looking NE and showing the Congregational Church when it had a spire, also showing the Universalist Church and the School House in the distance. To the right is the Rink Building. Henry Gorham built this...
    • Universalist Church 1888

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield
    • Lockport Street in 1888. The building to the right in this picture was the Universalist Church and was built in 1868 by the Universalist Association and is now (1934) the Catholic Church of Plainfield, Ill.The church, when built, cost $6,000 and...
    • John D. Shreffler

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Agriculture--Illinois--Plainfield; Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Organizations
    • John D. Shreffler, son of German Evangelical preacher Daniel and his wife Catharine Dauberman, was born in Center County, PA in 1817. He came to IL in 1846 with his wife Sarah A. Tonner. He farmed in the southern part of the Village of Plainfield,...
    • Early Bridge SW of Plainfield

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Bridges
    • A sketch photograph of the lower bridge which was one mile SW of Plainfield. It was a short distance below the present bridge (1934) and the old wood abutments may yet be seen. Just when it was built is hard to say, but I think it was built in the...
    • South side Lockport St Fire of 1899

    • Fires--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Barbershop--Illinois--Plainfield; Stables--Illinois--Plainfield; Saloons--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This is a picture of the south side of Lodkport St. in Plainfield, after the fire of 1899 and shows all that was left of the Sonntag Bros. Harness Shop. Also burned at this time was a tool shed, livery stable and Al Worst Barber Shop. These...
    • Lockport St. 1892

    • Fires--Illinois--Plainfield; Businesses--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Drugstores--Illinois--Plainfield; Shoemakers--Illinois--Plainfield
    • Lockport St.in about 1892 and shows a part of Daniel Zimmerman's shoe shop also the Wood buildings, the roof of the Calaboose and Flaggs barns.To the right may be seen part of the burned area of 1891. The fire destroyed all on the north side of...
    • Remnants of Dam North of Plainfield IL 1933

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Mills--Illinois--Plainfield; Rivers--Illinois
    • A picture of what is left of the old dam north of Plainfield in 1933 looking north. It was built in 1835 by Mathews. It was a well-built dam, made of heavy hewn oak timbers and oak planks and gravel. It was 191 feet wide and from the crest of the...
    • Mr and Mrs George W Flagg

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Pioneers--Illinois
    • This is a picture of George W. Flagg Sr. and his wife. At this time I will give a short history of Reuben Flagg. Reuben Flagg was born in 1798. He came from VT with his family July 9, 1830, and settled on Section 10, one mile south of Plainfield in...
    • Remnants of Tile Factory Bridge 1934

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Manufacturing--Illinois--Plainfield; Bridges; Rivers--Illinois
    • This picture shows what is now left (1934) of the old Tile Factory bridge, one mile south of Plainfield and is but a short distance downstream from the present bridge. These abutments were made of hewn oak timbers, the sides and bottom covered with...
    • G Y Smith School 1880

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield--Schools; Rural schools--Illinois--Plainfield; Students--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture was taken at the G.Y. Smith School NE of Plainfield in 1880. Mrs. Nellie Duffy, Teacher. Standing left to right: John Mottinger, Bert Fickis, Ada Wertzbaugher, Mabel Smith, Dale Mottinger, King Spangler. Second row: Frank Hicks, Earl...
    • Mill Race Walker Saw Mill 1934

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Rivers--Illinois; Bridges
    • This picture, looking north, shows the mill race at the Walker saw mill south of Plainfield. The present bridge (1934) and grade can be seen in the distance and is on the exact place where the dam was built across the river. This dam was sort of a...
    • Remnants Walker Saw Mill 1935

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Rivers--Illinois; Mills--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture shows four hewn timbers extending from the NE bank of the river and were the foundation timbers of the James Walker saw mill. These timbers are in a good state of preservation although they were placed there in 1830 which is now (1935)...
    • Pioneer School House

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield--Schools; Pioneers--Illinois
    • [This slide was used in conjunction with "Slide 262 - Community House" in M.V. Hartong's historical presentations - editor] It is stated that a Mr. Wheeler from NY taught here at one time. History, if so long ago, is hard to find. Mr. Culver speaks...
    • Lockport St SW View

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Blacksmith--Illinois--Plainfield
    • This picture was taken on Lockport Street, now Lincoln Way, looking SW. In the background is the water tank, the Harbaugh blacksmith shop, and the John Funk implement store, built in about 1890. This corner is now used (1934) by the Texas Oil Co....
    • Reverend S R Beggs

    • Churches--Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Pioneers--Illinois; Blackhawk War--Illinois
    • This is a picture of Rev. S.R. Beggs in his younger years. Rev. Beggs was born in Rockingham Co. VA on March 3, 1801. When a child, he came to KY with his parents, and later to Clark Co. IN. His education was limited to that of the community...

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