When:  Monday, November 8 at 7:00
Where:  Schaumburg Center School on the grounds of St. Peter Lutheran Church.
What:  Monthly meeting.

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library


  1. I am a Wiese and I was just told by a Hartman some of the history of the early farms in Schaumburg. He was telling me about the Engelking farm also.

  2. Hello ! I was digging a new garden in my yard and came across a very rare unfluted dalton point. I was wondering if you had any more information on it and if you have any similar findings reported?

    1. Hello Mike,

      If I am correct, a dalton point is an arrowhead. According to a few of our oral historians who are members of the German farm families from Schaumburg Township, they periodically found arrowheads and points in their fields while farming. One of the historians mentions keeping a coffee can filled with them during his boyhood.

      If you’re interested in viewing other arrowheads that have been found in this area, stop by the Illinois Collection on the second floor of the Central Library. Hanging on the wall is a case of archaeological finds from Illinois and Schaumburg Township. You might want to compare yours to what we have on display!

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian

  3. Is anyone willing to look up some history for genealogical interests?
    My ancestors were in the 1850 census in Schaumburg. I’m trying to find if my g-g-grandfather Robert Henry died there between 1850-1856. Most county records were destroyed in the Chicago fire. I was hoping the township would have kept death records as well.
    LaVone Cook Poulos

  4. does Schaumburg have a genealogy society and when do they meet? where? doreen I was at a genealogy talk at the Naperville library today and this Bob said they have a really good one. I would like to know more…

    1. Hello Doreen,

      Schaumburg Township does not have a genealogy society but we do have a genealogy program at the Schaumburg Township District Library at 7:30 on the second Tuesday of the month. Tony Kierna, our genealogy librarian, has been coordinating the group for years and does a great job. He also has a very active blog that he writes. You can view it here:

      I will also email you this information in case you don’t see this reply.

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Librarian

  5. I have an ancestor who was married December 25, 1861 in Mc Henry Illinois, Daniel h. Freeman to hariette head. She was born 1852 an died 1881. I believe they both were born in Illinois. And they had children born there as well.
    William 1876
    Hattie May
    Mary 1878
    Samuel h 1880 who was christened in cook county Illinois I’m trying to find their ancestors so I can trace my family tree of the Freeman back further. My grampa s dad married Hattie May frreman. Can anyone help me?

  6. I may have found your Daniel H. Freeman in the Family Tree section of the Family Search website (Their ID #’s are after each person)
    Daniel H Freeman LRD7-Y9Y
    b. 18 July 1847 Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States
    –d. 25 August 1934 Hemingford, Box Butte, Nebraska
    It gives his marriage to Hariette H Head LRD7-BPC
    1852 – 1881 as December 25, 1871 in McHenry, IL
    Children listed are:
    1. Charles Edward Freeman GQDT-D1B​​
    Birth 2 October 1871 McHenry, Illinois, United States
    Death 14 May 1942 Bellwood, Butler, Nebraska, United States
    2. William FREEMAN G44R-8L8​​
    Birth 1876 Illinois, United States
    3. Hattie May Freeman KHXS-HXV​​
    Birth 2 May 1877 Illinois, United States
    Death 25 June 1946 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
    4. Mary Freeman LBRY-FMR​​
    Birth 1878
    Death BEF 1900
    5. Samuel H FREEMAN G44R-6Z7​​
    Birth 1880 Illinois, United States
    A solid source for the family is the 1880 census in Grant, Thayer, Nebraska
    They also have Daniel’s father John G. Freeman in 1860 and 1850 censuses in
    Barrington, Cook, Illinois and his grandfather listed in 1850.
    Hope that helps.

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