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8:53pm 01-07-2016
Nancy Z. Tunkel
My great grandmother & grandfather Anna Blumb Zimmermann and Robert Zimmermann survived the Chatsworth train wreck. Thank you for informatiom regarding others involved.
Replied on: 9:26am 02-04-2016

You are welcome. I am in the process of adding some new info. Hopefully something on the Zimmermanns too.

9:21am 11-18-2015
Ricky Hollis
Mary,

This is a GREAT site. Do you know who now owns "Oliver's Grove"? I do have some information that I got from Bonnie Oliver years ago. I believe she's descended from his first marriage.

Ricky
Replied on: 9:26am 02-04-2016

Emailing you direct.

11:55pm 11-01-2015
Judie Ramos
What a wonderful website!! I have a marriage to add - in Chatsworth - 1900 - in the form of a copy of an article when the bride celebrated her 88th birthday in Collum. Can send if you can use it.
Replied on: 7:13am 11-08-2015

Will email you direct.

11:31am 10-26-2015
T Nordmann, Bath ME
I was searching for my great-grandmother's husband John Baack they were married in chatsworth in 1897. He was a veteran of the 57th Illinois volunteer Infantry. I have his discharge certificate and his citizenship papers as well as his disability pension award. He was very kind to my grandfather and I hate to think that his grave may be uncared for.
Replied on: 8:43am 10-28-2015

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8:46pm 10-01-2015
Angie Bicknell
Hi there! Was just looking at your pictures of the school...my grandpa attended that school as a child. He took me to visit the museum when I was younger. Just enjoy looking
10:50am 07-31-2015
Barbara Boudreau
Hello!
I just came across a full page from the June 17, 1990 Sunday Journal, Kankakee with the following articles: "Riding the Rails", " Chatsworth Historical Society Sponsors Evening Railroad Excursions into the Past", Throttle of Old No. 91 Best of all Worlds for a Fanatic". I had thought it looked like something fun to do, but never did. Wondering if this train ride had continued to the present time, I was prompted to try to find more information on the internet and that led me to your website.

I can't find anything related to this on the internet, so I assume the train rides are no longer offered. Can you please let me know if I am not correct?

I'll bookmark your website, as I found it intriguing to read about the history of Chatsworth and some of the other tiny towns, such as Charlotte, that I have driven past or through so many times, and wondered about their foundings.

You have a very nice website! Lots of information -- looks like you've given it a lot of time and effort!
Replied on: 9:40am 10-02-2015

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7:01pm 06-27-2015
Marty Ronhovde
Your article on Chatsworth wreak is outstanding. Was so happy to run across it. My Grt Grt Grandfathers brother was killed in this wreak. Heard my family tell the story of how Grandpa went after Isaac Body Jr body, with wagon. Alot of my family are buried in Body Cemetary in Woodland IL.
My Nana. Neva Body Peoples is buried there . Thank you so much. again for this is all very interesting to me. Had not heard of the 2010 wreak.until now. Thanks again. Marty R
Replied on: 8:49am 06-30-2015

Thank you Marty.

12:04am 06-22-2015
Jan Dishon
As always enjoyed the site, always finding new info.

Do you have any obits from July 1, 1872? Am looking for one for Charles Barnum. (His wife Mary Linn Montgomery Barnum is in the July 11, 1902 obits)

Thanks!
Replied on: 8:48am 06-30-2015

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2:08am 06-12-2015
Jesse Berryhill
32 yrs old. Monee, IL
1:59am 06-12-2015
Jesse berryhill
Chatsworth is a great town with so much history. My grandma Delores Berryhill was from there tho she recently passed away, bless her. My grandfather J.D was also from Chatsworth and God rest his sole. I still have family there as well as Piper City. I'm a great fan of the Tpw railroad and have fond memories of caboose rides during Chatsworth Heritage Days during the mid 90s provided by the town and the RR. What happened with this? For the upcoming Heritage Days someone should get in contact with Genesee & Wyoming (tPW's new owner) about providing rides for the community, or at least about them providing display able equipment on their line. As a former railroader and a railroad buff with many contacts, I can guarantee such an attraction will intensively increase attendance at the event. I have a few pics of my cousins and I riding on a TPW locomotive in the mid 90s that I'd like to share with you. We had a great time back then at the Chatsworth Heritage Days!
Replied on: 6:55am 06-13-2015

Emailing you direct Jesse.

6:54pm 06-07-2015
Kathryn Slater
We go through you town atleast twice a year on our way to Indiana beach Park and my grandson said he saw a crashed airplane monument there'
Is he correct? I don't remember.
Replied on: 6:58am 06-13-2015

Emailing you direct Kathryn.

3:38pm 04-09-2015
Steven R. Gillette
I really enjoy your website. My Father, Harry Gillette was born and raised in Chatsworth and always enjoyed my visits to your community.
Thank You,
Steven Gillette
Replied on: 6:54am 06-13-2015

Thanks Steven.

1:51pm 03-07-2015
Gail Stamm
Your site is wonderful! I'm interested in the Walter and Schade families and have found so much useful information on your website! Thank you so much!
Replied on: 8:43am 03-08-2015

Thank you Gail!

1:37pm 03-05-2015
Phil Patterson
A very informative site and great to visit and find out some interesting history. My interests are in the Tallman family - my 5x grandfather came from Ireland to Scotland and then family dispersed around the world. One Tallman family went to Chatworth (I think) Illinois and another to Ellensburg Washington. One family member Albert Henry Tallman born in Illinois in the late 1800's had four or five children. I would like to think I have some cousins in the area and would like to make contact.
Replied on: 8:47am 03-08-2015

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11:06am 01-29-2015
Paul Duffy
Thank you for all the history of the Duffy and Coughlin families. Many questions have been resolved and issues enlightened through your diligent efforts. Trying to locate family graves. Great grand parents were Thomas and Mary (McCarty) Duffy and Timothy and Hanora Coughlin. I believe all are in St Pat's Cemetary including Mary's father Patrick McCarty.
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