1876 Kankakee City Directory - pages 91 to 95
1876 Kankakee City Directory
pages 91 to 95
|(page) 91 ||KANKAKEE CITY DIRECTORY || 1876|
CITY AND COUNTY OFFICES
|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.|
|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|
|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.
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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|
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|(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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