Just down the Street

Literally. According to Google Maps, it was a three-minute walk from 655 W 61st Street to 538 W 61st Street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The other day I wondered about the possibility of my 2nd great-grandmother Elise Mueller and her brother John N. Schmitt attending the same church. I knew they lived near one another (and…

In the Circus

The following article appeared on the front page of the March 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Daily News; “IN THE CIRCUS. Mrs. Boyde Ships Another Woman’s Trunk to Chicago by Mistake. As a sequel to the arrest of Mrs. Hattie Boyde last night Englewood detectives are now scouring that suburb for her husband, David,…