Naperville Heritage Digital Collection

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This Band’s Been Here Quite a Spell—1859-1981. Naperville, Illinois: Naperville Municipal Band Inc., 1981. (copyright permission granted) Written for Naperville’s Sesquicentennial, this history of the Municipal Band contains rosters of band members, name changes for the band through the years, pictures, and memories of band members.

Dedicatory Program: the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Naperville, Illinois December the Thirteenth to December the Twentieth Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Five. Naperville, Illinois: First Methodist Episcopal Church of Naperville, 1925. (copyright permission granted) This church dates back to its first sermon preached in 1832. This brief history includes a list of pastors and pictures of their three church buildings from 1846, 1897, and 1925.

Downtown Naperville: Heart of a Community. 44 min. DVD. [Naperville, Illinois, 2003]. Produced by Naperville Community Television, Channel 17. (copyright permission granted) Downtown Naperville from earliest times formed the nucleus of the city with its shops and restaurants but had to revitalize itself with the coming of malls and chain stores in the area. Downtown business owners and the City partnered to beautify downtown and build the Riverwalk. Many pictures of old time businesses and interviews with long time residents illustrate this evolution.

DuPage County Illinois Directory 1924-1925: Containing City Directories of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Clarendon Hills, Cloverdale, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Eola, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, Itaska, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Roselle, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, and Winfield. Chicago, Illinois: McDonough & Co., 1924. (public domain) Buyers guide, ads, residents listed by city. Also includes a rural section.

DuPage County (IL) Marriages, 1839-1906, transcribed by volunteers from the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society; computerized index by the Illinois State Archives. Lombard, Illinois: DuPage County Genealogical Society. (copyright permission granted) This is a tabular list of DuPage County marriages arranged alphabetically from the DuPage County Clerk’s Office.

Eslinger, Ellen T. Cultural Heritages of Naperville, Illinois: the Pennsylvania Germans. Paper to be presented at the Fifth Illinois History Symposium, November 30—December 1, 1984, Springfield, Illinois. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago, 1984. (copyright permission granted) The Pennsylvania Germans arrived in Naperville after the first Yankee settlers who came in 1831. By 1860 57% of Naperville’s population was German. Federal censuses, maps, county histories, and personal records show the distribution of ethnic groups in Naperville up to 1860. Charts also show education level, professions, and office holding status of the ethnic groups.

Euclid Lodge No. 65 A.F. & A.M. 1849-1904. Naperville, Illinois: Euclid Lodge, 1904. (copyright permission granted)  Joe Naper and other prominent early settlers of Naperville were members of the Euclid Lodge that they founded. This history lists the 1904 officers and all past officers and members. The lodge was housed in several buildings that are pictured. Portraits and biographies of famous members.

Evangelical Theological Seminary Centennial: Shaping Ministry 1873-1973. Naperville, Illinois: Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1973. (copyright permission granted) Begun in 1873 as Union Biblical Institute to meet the need for trained leadership as the Evangelical Church moved across the mid-western plains, the Seminary expanded to include leadership for the church around the world. In 1946 the Seminary became an institution of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and in 1968 it was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The Seminary had close relations with North Central College. Besides a brief history this pamphlet contains a centennial calendar of events and a list of faculty and staff. Note: In 1974 a merger with Garrett Theological Seminary resulted in the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary located in Evanston, Illinois.

First Congregational Church, Naperville, Illinois: History 1833-1933. Naperville, Illinois: First Congregational Church, 1933. (copyright permission granted)  First organized July 14, 1833 as the Presbyterian Church at DuPage, in 1834 it adopted the rules of the Congregational Church, becoming the second Congregational Church in Illinois. In 1847 the first church was dedicated, in 1872 it became First Congregational Church of Napervillle, and a new church was built in 1906. Note: in 1966 it became the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Fraser, Helen. Footsteps through Old Naperville. Naperville, Illinois: Naperville Heritage Society, 1982. (copyright permission granted)  Four self-guided historic tours of buildings used as homes, businesses and public institutions, their history and architecture, with illustrations.

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, ed. Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, 2 vols. Chicago, Illinois: Munsell Publishing Company, 1913. (public domain)
v.1 Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois Illinois is prominent in the early history of the West. Concise descriptions of places, historical facts, and biographies of living persons with close relations to the state. Illustrations include portraits, maps and buildings.
v. 2 History of DuPage County Thirty chapters describe the main facts of DuPage County’s history from the earliest settlements and political organization up to 1913. Biographical sketches of prominent people, portraits, family histories, township histories, an index of portraits, illustrations, county officials, county organizations and institutions.

Holland’s Business Directory of Naperville, ILL. for 1886, in Three Parts, Containing respectively, Historical, Editorial and Business Departments. Chicago: Holland Publishing Company, 1886. (public domain) The first work of its kind for the village of Naperville describes its economic vitality through advertisements and portraits of its leading businesses. The introduction provides valuable information about churches, schools, village government and community organizations.

An Index to the Names of Persons appearing in History of DuPage County, Illinois (by Rufus Blanchard, Chicago, O.L. Baskin & Co. 1882), prepared by Genealogy Projects Committee, the Winnetka Public Library. Thomson,Illinois: Heritage House, 1973. (copyright permission granted) This index to an early history of DuPage County covers both the events in Part I and the biographical sketches in Part II. Page numbers preceded by a “B” appear in Part II, “Biographical Sketches.”

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