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Glen Ellyn Historical Society Hosts a Gathering of Founding Families for 180th Anniversary of the Village


     The Glen Ellyn Historical Society will host a gathering of founding family descendants over the 4th of July holiday. The event will take place at the History Center, Lake Ellyn Park, and at Stacy's Tavern Museum. Family members are invited to attend a welcoming reception at the Glen Ellyn History Center on July 3rd, participate in the 4th of July parade (trolley provided by Koenig & Strey), and meet local residents at a community reception at Lake Ellyn Park after the parade (tent provided by Glen Ellyn Park District). On July 5th, family members are invited to a brunch at the History Center and tour Stacy’s Tavern Museum. Families will have time to share stories and family artifacts and meet one another – perhaps long, lost cousins!  An official event photo will be taken at the History Park near Stacy’s Tavern Museum on July 5th courtesy of Al Lewek of Lewek Photography. Families are encouraged to bring family photos, group sheets, genealogy charts, family stories dating to the 19th century, and artifacts relating to Glen Ellyn’s history.
If anyone’s  ancestors settled in Glen Ellyn by 1870, contact Jan Shupert-Arick at:   Director@GlenEllynHistory.org or call 630-469-1867 x 101.
     Family members are asked to register in advance. Registration forms are available at the Glen Ellyn History Center and posted on the GEHS website. The surname list of early families includes (but is not limited to):
Ackerman, Babcock, Baethke, Boyd, Catlin, Churchill, Christian, Clarke, Dodge, Ehlers, Fish, Gordon, Hesterman, Hubbard, Janes, Johnson, Jones, Kelley, Kerr, Ketchum, Lambert, Lang, Llewellyn, McChesney, Meacham, Myers, Newton, Nind, Newton, Peck, Phillips, Rathbun, Sabin, Van Buren, Wagner, Wagoner, Way, Weidman, Wimpress, Yalding, Surkamer, Schultz, Baker, Miller, Ruddock
     The Glen Ellyn Historical Society is seeking additional volunteers to assist at these events.


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