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Westchester Introduction

The History Overview and Timeline page provides a overview of events through the years.

For a summary of key 19th Century events which shaped our area are on the pages found at:

The web pages tells of founding of Westchester and its early years:

Selections from local newspapers and other publications can be found at:

Key events to the founding of Westchester include the development efforts of Samuel Insull, George Nixon and others.   Information on Westchester's Rapid Transit Line and village development can be found in the Westchester Tribune Sept 28 1926 banner.

Thanks to contributions from Westchester residents we are assembling many articles from "Village of Westchester -- 1925-1975 -- Golden Jubilee".  The first pages of this book can be found at:

More pages will be added in April of 2005.

Additional information on this web site can be found at the following links:

Ahrens, Louise M. under Early Residents and Settlers
Area Churches
Baker, Mrs.  under Early Residents and Settlers
Baltis, Walter  under Early Residents and Settlers
Boeger Family  under Early Residents and Settlers
Charles N. Field, Memories Early Village History
Churches, Divine Providence Parish
Churches, Divine Infant Parish
Church Histories
Churches, Westchester
Churches, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Churches, Immanuel Lutheran Church
Churches, Westchester Community Church
Community Calendar of Events
Comnick, Donald, Pastor  under Early Residents and Settlers
Churches, Zion Lutheran Church
Contact Information, Franzosenbusch Heritage Society
Development in the 1950s
District 92 School Boards 1929 - 1949
Covell Family
Crowley, James and Margaret  under Early Residents and Settlers
Danek, Charles  under Early Residents and Settlers
Degener, Eleanore (Nellie)  under Early Residents and Settlers
District 92 1_2 -- Bond Issues 1929 to 1949
District 92 -- Curriculum 1929 to 1949
District 92 -- Education and Administration 1929 - 1949
District 92 --Equipment Machinery Fixtures 1929 - 1949
District 92 : 1929 - 1949: Tax Levies, Tax Anticipation Warrants and Federal Educational Aids, Insurance and Miscellaneous
District 92 : Use of Premises 1929 - 1949
District 92 New Buildings and Additions -- 1929 - 1949
Divine Infant Parish
Divine Providence Parish
Dolciamore, John Vincent under Early Residents and Settlers
Epcke Family  under Early Residents and Settlers
Evers Family  under Early Residents and Settlers
Faith Lutheran Church
Farrand, Ernest  under Early Residents and Settlers
Field, Jo and Charles  under Early Residents and Settlers
Gabel, Edward, Pastor  under Early Residents and Settlers
Gardner, Charles R.  under Early Residents and Settlers
Gardaphe  under Early Residents and Settlers
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Gray, Robert
Greater Chicago Magazine June 1929 Issue
Haupt, Mrs.  under Early Residents and Settlers
Heidorn Family  under Early Residents and Settlers
Heidorn, Mathilde  under Early Residents and Settlers
History Overview and Timeline
Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Ingalls, Mrs. under Early Residents and Settlers
Insull, Samuel
Jackson, Steve E. under Early Residents and Settlers
Jackson, Curtis E. under Early Residents and Settlers
Jirek, Lorraine F.
Kane, Jerome M.
LaForce, Roy L. under Early Residents and Settlers
Landall, John A. under Early Residents and Settlers
Langan, Charles H.
Learned, G. under Early Residents and Settlers
Mall, Carlton, Pastor under Early Residents and Settlers
Mandel, Eleanore (Nellie) Degener / Mandel, Louis Heinrich Dietrich under Early Residents and Settlers
Martindale Estates News
Memories Early Village History by Charles N. Field
McInerney, Reverend Walter Timothy
Moran, Mr. under Early Residents and Settlers
Nelson, Ruben and Stella
Nixon, George F. with Nixon, Albert; Nixon, Carver; Nixon, Robert G.
Olson, Palmer F . Olson & Russell, Lillian
Early Residents and Settlers, Owens, Warren  under Early Residents and Settlers
Panttila, Wesley E. and Helmi K. under Early Residents and Settlers
Peebles, C.  under Early Residents and Settlers
Photograph, Aerial
Prime, Klaus  under Early Residents and Settlers
Proviso Land Ownership in 1863
Puscheck Family under Early Residents and Settlers
Rauch, Alfred, Pastor   under Early Residents and Settlers
Roberts, Mrs.under Early Residents and Settlers
Rudolph, Paul under Early Residents and Settlers
Sadler, Walter B. under Early Residents and Settlers
Saffran, George under Early Residents and Settlers
Saint Joseph High School
Schilling, Elizabeth under Early Residents and Settlers
Schnell, August under Early Residents and Settlers
Slanker, Shirley under Early Residents and Settlers
Steinel, Marie under Early Residents and Settlers
Strieter, Johannes under Early Residents and Settlers
Tatterow, Otto under Early Residents and Settlers
Uhlir, Mrs. under Early Residents and Settlers
Westchester Churches
Westchester Bible Church
Westchester, Current Information
Westchester Community Church
Westchester, Development Efforts in the 1920s
Westchester, Early Village History
Westchester, Memories Early Village History by Charles N. Field
Westchester Rapid Transit Contract
Westchester Tribune Sept 28 1926 banner (Special Edition)
Westchester, Early Village History
Westchester, Memories Early Village History by Charles N. Field
Westchester's Rapid Transit Line
Wiegel, Charles under Early Residents and Settlers
Wolf, Pastor under Early Residents and Settlers
Wolf Road Prairie State Nature Preserve
Zehner, Roy E.under Early Residents and Settlers
Zelosky, William under Early Residents and Settlers
Zion Lutheran Church
Can Remain On Farms - LaGrange Citizen_February 19, 1925
Mannheim Road Has 9 Different Names_"LaGrange Citizen" newspaper, March 14, 1929
Mystery In Sale Of Farms - LaGrange Citizen_F_October 24, 1924
Survey For The New Bridge_ LaGrange Citizen_ January 28 1921
To Complete Wolf Road Paving In 1929_ LaGrange Citizen_October 10 1929
Village of Westchester -- 1925-1975 -- Golden Jubilee
Vote To Straighten Roads_LaGrange Citizen_April 15, 1921
Who Is Buying Farm Lands - LaGrange Citizen_October 23, 1924

Last Updated 06/02/2006