1876 Kankakee City Directory - pages 91 to 95
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1876 Kankakee City Directory
pages 91 to 95

Kankakee County, Illinois
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(page) 91 KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY 1876

CITY AND COUNTY OFFICES

City Officers.

Mayor, J. H. Shaffer, Clerk, John Frith,
Treasurer, A. S. Cutler, Attorney, J. Brousseau.
Marshal, O. Belissle, Health officer, J. H. Van Wert,
Engineer, J.K. Croswell Street Com., August Schmidt.

Aldermen.

J.A. Smith, A. Kerr,
W. L. Barton, C.P. Swigert,
R. Lavery, S. Tart,
L.E. Cunningham, Chas. Livingstone,
Adam Funk, John Schremph.

Board of Education.

J.C. Mateer, Pres. Richard Lavery, Sec.
S. B. Burchard, Dr. A. Ames,
A. Zinkann, F. D. Radeke.



1876 KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY (page) 92

County Officers

Clerk, Walter, Tteasurer (sic), C. P. Swigert,
Judge, C. R. Starr, Recorder. Geo. R. Letourneau,
Circ't cl'k, G. Letourneau, Attorney, H. L. Richardson,
Sheriff, Geo. Huckins, Surveyor, J. K. Croswell,
Superintendent of Schools, Miss H. n. Sinclair.

Board of Supervisors.

Walter W. Todd, Clerk R.J. Hanna, Chairman.

TOWNSHIPS Names of Supervisors. P.O. ADDRESS.
Yellowhead C.C. Campbell Grant Park.
Sumner James Little Manteno.
Manteno J.E. Labrie Manteno.
Rockville Jas. P. Haughn Manteno.
Momence Jas. Chatfield Manteno.
Ganeer H. M. Storre Manteno.
Bourbonnais G. R. Letourneau Bourbonnais.
Limestone W.S. Hawker Salina.
Salina Samuel Gray Salina.
Essex Ira C. Mosier Wilmington.
Norton M. F. Campbell Norton.
Pilot Azariah Buck Pilot Centre.
Otto John Brock Chebanse.
Aroma Revilo Beebe Waldron.
St. Anne Joseph Guertin St. Anne.
Kankakee D.C. Taylor Kankakee.
Kankakee (Ass't) R. J. Hanna Kankakee.
City of Kankakee John H. Shaffer Kankakee.

To Settle with the treasurer - - I. C. Mosier, M. F. Campbell, J. P. Haughn.




(page) 93 KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY 1876

To Settle with Superintendent - - A. Buck, J. Brock, J. E. Labris.
On Errors and Abatements - - H. M. Storrs, J. Chatfield, R. Beebe.
On Claims - - C. C. Campbell, Beebe, Guertin.
On Finance - - Shaffer, Little, Labrie, Gray, Storrs.
On Petition to Repair Roads - - Guertin, Gray, Letourneau.
On Equalization - - Chatfield, Hawker, C. C. Campbell, Brock, Taylor
Swamp Land Fund - - Hawker, Haughn, M. F. Campbell.
County Officer's Reports - - Little, Mosier, Buck.
To Care For Insane - - Taylor, Storre, C. C. Campbell.
Purchase for County - - Letourneau, Taylor, W. W. Todd.



1876 KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY (page) 94

CHAS. KNOWLTON,
PHOTOGRAPH ARTIST
AND DEALER IN PICTURE FRAMES
STUDIO, GROUND FLOOR 56 EAST COURT STREET
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Fine Retouched Photos a Specialty.
PHOTOGRAPHS
FINISHED IN OIL, INDIA AND WATER COLORS.
Stereoscopic and other View Work
Promptly attended to.
A Few Choice, Beautiful Chrome
Suitable for Parlor and Dining Rooms Kept
Constantly on hand.
* * * * * * * * * * *
Parties Dressing for Photographs should remember that
Pink, Purple, Violet, Magenta, Blue, and Similar colors take
White; Brown, Black, Garnet, Green, Scarlet, Orange, & similar colors take Dark.
All Kinds of Goods take Darker in Photographs than in "Tin Types."
CALL AND SEE SAMPLES OF WORK.



(page) 95 KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY 1876

HISTORY OF KANKAKEE
BY W.H. BRISTOL.

The following History of the City of Kankakee, from its earliest settlement to the present time,it is believed will add materially to the value of this volume. In regard to the authorship, the statement will bear repetition here that Mr. Bristol is in every way competent for such work, and no doubt is in every way competent for such work and no doubt is entertained that his production will be favorable received. In addition to the articles prepared by him and noticed in the Introduction, may be mentioned several contributions to the Illinois State Gazetteer in 1857, including a highly complimented noticeof Kankakee, and likewise similar articles for the Gazetteer of the United States published at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1859, which were pronounced valuable and interesting. --A.L.H.

The City of Kankakee is situated on the Chicago Branch of the Illinois Central railroad, 56 miles south of Chicago, and has over 5, 000 population. It occupies territory on both sides of the Kankakee river, and is the largest town between Chicago and Cairo. The original town was laid off into lots and blocks in June, 1853 and called Bourbonnais. In May, 1853, the people of the new county of Kankakee then just organized, selected this place for the capital of the county. In the year 1854 Thos. R. Vanmeter, Charles and D.C. Linsley, Alvin Newton Newton's


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