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July, 1931

Antioch News2 July 1931
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Torfin and children drove to Walnut, Ill., Sunday to attend a reunion of Mrs. Torfin's family.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bonner and sons spent Saturday and Sunday at the George Beaumont home and attended their annual family reunion.

Doris Jamison went to Madison, Wis., Saturday, where she will take a 6 weeks course at the university.

Miss Edith Moorhead, Miss Margaret Wiltberger and Mrs. Grace Smith and daughter, Carol, of DeKalb, were guests for dinner at the J. H. Bonner home Thursday.

E. A. Martin spent Friday in Chicago.

Violet Edwards, of Waukegan, is spending a week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards.

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Pierstorff and daughters and Doris Jamison drove to Milwaukee Monday.

Miss Alice Bock is visiting relatives in Chicago.

The ice cream social at the Lewis Bauman home Saturday evening was well attended.

Antioch News9 July 1931
Miss Alice Bauman, with relatives from Waukegan, drove to Cincinatti, O., Friday to visit her aunt, Mrs. Wagner. They also made a stop in Pennsylvania, returning Tuesday evening.

Mrs. J. H. Bonner received word Monday of the death of her brother, John T. Stewart, in St. Paul, Minn. The body will be brought to Millburn for burial, Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Romney Ashton, of Chicago, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Webb.

Mrs. E. A. Martin and son, Richard, spent Monday in Lake Forest, where Richard expects to enter college in September.

The Busy Eight 4-H club met Wednesday at the home of Margaret Pierstorff. Three talks were given—"Hygiene of the Feet" by Mildred Bauman, and "Care of Clothing," by Margaret and Jean Hughes. The club adjourned to Loon lake for swimming, followed by a picnic lunch. - Margaret Denman Reporter.

The E. A. Martin, A. G. Torfin and F. G. Edwards families enjoyed the Fourth with a picnic dinner at Lake Geneva and spent the evening in Kenosha.

Miss Margaret Miller, of Downer's Grove, spent the past week with Alice Bock.

Mr. and Mrs. Hill, of Antioch, spent the week-end with their daughter, Mrs. David Bennett, and her family.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McBratney and son, of Chicago, spent the week with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock.

Jay Leago, of Washington, D. C., called at the J. S. Denman home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bonner attended the funeral services for the latter's uncle, George Bozesto, which were held at the George Beaumont home in Kansasville, Wis., Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Christiansen returned Wednesday from a wedding trip to Miles City, Mont., and will be at home to their many friends on the Christiansen farm at Union Grove.

The Christian Endeavor business meeting was held at the home of Harold Kennedy Friday evening.

The Ladies' Aid of the Congregational church will hold a bazaar at the church Wednesday, July 22. A cafeteria supper will be served, and in the evening a program will be presented, and ice cream served.

Antioch News16 July 1931
The Ladies' Aid society will hold their summer bazaar next Wednesday. There will be a sale of fancywork, with a cafeteria supper, from 5 o'clock until all are served. Ice cream will be sold in the evening. A free home talent entertainment will be given at 8.
Antioch News23 July 1931
The Christian Endeavor society are presenting a play "Civil Service," at the church Friday evening, July 31.

Mrs. O. Anderson, of Millburn, and daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Olson, of Waukegan, left last Saturday for Rochester, Minn., where they will go through the Mayo Brothers clinic. On their return they will motor through points of interest in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. They were accompanied by Edward and Margaret Anderson. They expect to be gone about two weeks.

Miss Reva Kamper, of River Forest, is spending a few weeks at the J. S. Denman home.

Mrs. Guilford Bock and son returned to their home in Chicago Friday after spending a week at the Clarence Bock home.

Grace and Margaret Denman, Ethel McGuire, Bernice and Helen Bauman, Grace Holdridge, Ralph McGuire, Kenneth Denman, Vernon Webb and Lloyd Atwell were guests of Elizabeth Hopkins at a beach party at Highland Park Monday evening. Elizabeth returned with them for a week with her cousin, Ethel McGuire.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Blink, of Lansing, Ill., called at the home of their niece, Mrs. F. G. Edwards, Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Gohmer Hopkins and Mrs. Carrie Gail, of Highland Park, were guests at the W. A. Bonner home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. William Findlay and son, of Evanston, spent Sunday at J. H. Bonner's.

Mr. and Mrs. Pierstorff and daughters drove to Chicago Monday.

Dr. and Mrs. Jamison and Warren Darby drove to Madison, Wis., Saturday, where Doris Jamison joined them and drove to the Dells, Miss Doris returned to her work at the university Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bonner and family drove to Three Oaks, Mich., Monday. Mrs. Bonner and Beryl will remain for some time with her mother, Mrs. J. P. Dawson, who is ill.

Mark Simmons, of North Prairie, called at the George Edwards home Friday.

The Lucas families enjoyed a picnic dinner at the Strohal home Sunday in honor of Mrs. Strohal's birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cribb, of Waukegan, are receiving congratulations upon the birth of a son at Victory Memorial hospital early Sunday morning. Both are doing well. Congratulations also to Mr. and Mrs. John Cribb on their first grandchild. Mrs. Cribb continues to improve at the hospital in Prairie du Chien.

Lake Villa Woman Succumbs to Illness.
Mrs. John Cribb, of Lake Villa, sister-in-law of Mrs. Lew Van Patten, of Antioch, and daughter-in-law of Mrs. J. R. Cribb, Antioch, passed away at the Prairie du Chien hospital at 5 o'clock this morning, according to word just received.
She was in the Victory Memorial hospital in Waukegan for two weeks, but was removed to the Prairie du Chien hospital a month ago. She has been ill for three months.
She leaves a husband, one daughter and four sons, besides several brothers. Funeral services have not been arranged yet.
Antioch News30 July 1931
The Young People's Society will present a play "Civil Service" at the church Friday evening. Admission will be 35 and 25 cents.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Thain and sons, John and Allan, of Somers, Mont., are spending two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Swan Christiansen and other relatives.

Mrs. Carl Bruckner and children and Mrs. E. Groebli and children spent Thursday at Racine.

Mrs. E. A. Martin, Mrs. F. G. Edwards, Mrs. A. G. Torfin, Mrs. John Clark, Mrs. Jens Johannson and Mrs. Warren Hook attended the benefit card party for Millburn O. E. S. given at Mrs. D. R. Manzer's home at Lake Villa last Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bonner and sons spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. George Beaumont. Robert and James remained for a week's vacation with their grandparents.

Mrs. Dairymple, of Lake Villa, called on Mrs. H. E. Jamison Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Martin and Richard spent Tuesday evening with Mrs. Florence Achen.

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Slocum and Harold and Howard motored to Harvard, Ill., Thursday.

L. S. Bonner, Geraldine and Lyman, spent Sunday at Three Oaks, Mich., where Mrs. Bonner was called last week by the illness of her mother, Mrs. J. P. Dawson, who passed away Sunday morning at the hospital in La Porte, Ind.

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kamper and son, of River Forest, spent Monday at the J. S. Denman home. Reva Kamper returned with them after ten days vacation at Denman's.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bock and Raymond, Gordon and Barbara spent Sunday at Downer's Grove.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Edwards, of Chicago, called at the George Edwards home Sunday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Edwards and son, Marc, of River Forest, spent Thursday at D. B. Webb's. Marc will spend a few weeks with his grandparents.

John Cribb, 14 suffered a broken arm when the car driven by his father ran off the road and overturned in a ditch near Platteville, Wis., last Wednesday. They were on their way to Prairie du Chien, Wis., having received word that Mrs. Cribb was much worse. After receiving attention at the Platteville hospital, John was taken on to the hospital at Prairie du Chien. In the meantime, Mrs. Cribb had passed away at 4:02 a.m. Mr. Cribb accompanied the body home the same evening, and the funeral was held from the home and the church Saturday afternoon. Obituary details may be found elsewhere in this issue. John Jr. is doing as well as could be expected.

Fred Litchford, of Evanston, was out Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. John Cribb. Mr. Litchfield was the guest of his sister-in-law, Miss Mary Kerr.

Mrs. John K. Cribb Leaves Many Relatives and Friends Here
Funeral services for Mrs. John J. Cribb, of Lake Villa, were held at the Lake Villa Community church Saturday, the Reverend Mr. Alspaugh officiating. Interment is in the Lake Villa cemetery.
She passed away at the chiropractor's hospital at Prairie du Chien, Wis., last Thursday, after an illness of four months. Her death was due to acute broncho pneumonia, following a third stroke. She had been in the Victory Memorial hospital for three weeks, and in the Prairie du Chien hospital for the past seven weeks.
Mabel Hamlin was born at Hainesville, Ill., September 1, 1881. When a small child she moved with her parents to Lake Villa where she lived until her death.
She was united in marriage to John K. Cribb on February 24, 1904, at Lake Villa.
She was a member of the Cedar Lake camp of Royal Neighbors, No 460, for thirty-two years, having joined at the age of 18. She served as recorder for eleven years.
She is survived by her husband, four sons—Benjamin J. and Harold, of Waukegan, Frank and John: a daughter—Jean; three brothers— Charles, Fred and Frank; one sister—Nellie; and her aged father, Benjamin Hamlin, of Lake Villa.
Mrs. Cribb was a member of the Lake Villa Community church, having joined with her entire family last year. Lake Villa residents feel that they have lost one of their most cheerful and sympathetic friends.

65 Parishioners Pledge to Attend Revival Meeting
With Clarence Spiering and his family definitely removed from the Hickory Corners Methodist church, members of the parish are planning to hold a chicken dinner as an introduction to a religious revival as soon as the parish is reorganized and the church in condition. Sixty-five members have been pledged to attend.
After "squatting" in the church for about five months, Spiering was forced to vacate Tuesday, when Attorney G. Snyder and Deputy Sheriff John Froelich, armed with a writ of restitution, appeared on the scene and demanded the keys to the church.
Spiering, realizing that further opposition was useless, meekly surrendered, and moved his family to a barn just across the road.
Files Suit of $10,000.
Spiering apparently believed that he still had a chance on Saturday, when he filed suit for $10,000 damages against Frank Edwards, Emmett King and Harry Tillostson, church trustees, because of actions taken during the summer by the trustees to oust Spiering from the church.
Judge Ralph Dady Monday decreed that Spiering must vacate the church and relinquish the keys, as he had failed to post bond Friday to cover the appeal of the case to a higher court. Spiering was ordered by Dady to vacate the church when action was brought against him in a forcible entry and detainer suit.
Heirs Issue Statement
A statement concerning the changes of ownership of the Ames estate, in relation to the Hickory church, was issued by the heirs Saturday. This statement support the decision of Justice Regan made several months ago, when he ruled that Spiering had no right to the church.
"Chester Chandler Ames and his wife bought this farm of 80 acres at Hickory Corners from the government in 1838. In later years Ames deeded the farm to his young son, Benjamin Willard, and his wife, Hannah, who spent most of their lives there. They had six children, four of whom are living.
"These four are Mrs. Abbie Hollenbeck of Hickory Corners, Benjamin W. Ames of Decatur, Mrs. Minnie Edwards of Rosecrans and Mrs. Luella Grant of Edison Park
Church Site Donated in 1890.
"In 1890 Benjamin Willard Ames and his wife deeded a corner, 8 rods square, of their farm for a new church site to the trustees of the Hickory Methodist Episcopal church and their successors, until they should disband. When no longer used for church purposes it was to revert to the heirs of the original owner of the farm. This deed was given for a consideration of $10 and was recorded at the Lake county court house in Waukegan."
The remainder of the farm, the statement continues, was deeded in 1902 to the junior Benjamin W. Ames who later traded it to Louis Voigt of Chicago, who in turn traded it to Ejnor Olsen.
On January, 1928, Clarence H. Spiering and wife traded Chicago property for the Ames farm, the heirs say, and his home burned on February 15, 1931, and he and his family moved into the church on February 26, 1931.
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