The Bohns

Gustav Bohn (1827-1892) immigrated to the US at some point prior to 1854 when he married Julia Winterwerber (1830-1906) in Cuyahoga, Ohio. The couple later moved to Kentucky where in spite of having two young sons at home, Gustav enlisted and served in the 55th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (Union) as a 1st Lieutenant. By 1870, […]

Eleanor “Ella” H. Orbes (Pappos)

Eleanor Orbes

1 July 1899 – 24 July 1915 The Eastland, one of five chartered excursion boats meant to ferry employees, their families and friends from Chicago over to the Michigan City shore for the annual Western Electric Company picnic, keeled over into the Chicago River while still at dock, trapping hundreds inside its hull and leading […]

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