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I just recently returned a book I had out on
Interlibrary loan that listed many Chicago area German
newspapers, including which libraries had holdings of
German-American Newspapers and Periodicals, 1732-1955.
Quelle & Meyer Publishers, Heidelberg. I obtained it
through FirstSearch, which you should be able to do
through your local library. If you don't have
success, I have copied all pages of Chicago area
papers from that book and can help you. AFA finding a
particular obit, that may be a difficult search (keep
in mind also that not every death was recorded by an
obit). Another possibility would be to search the
PERSI holdings (available through
AncestryPlus--available through many libraries) and
also Ancestry's 'historical newspaper' holdings.
Cyndi's list might also be a good place to continue
your search with this [http://www.cyndislist.com/];
search under 'obits' or a specific locality. You
might also try the U. S. Newspaper Project at:
For your second request, the Chicago Historical
Society should be able to help you with old
newspapers. Reach them at:
> Lesley Martin
> Research Specialist
> Chicago Historical Society
Lesley has been a great help to me with some of my
Good luck with your search, and please let me know if
you meet with success.
Tom Mueller--Librarian in FL
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> #4 Re: [IL-Old-News] 1891 Obituary - ["Eleanor
> Chobirko" <emchobirko@com]
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> From: "Ruth Carroll" <silverthorne94(a)msn.com>
> To: IL-OLD-NEWS-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: [IL-Old-News] 1891 Obituary - Chicago?
> Does anyone know of a German newspaper that might
> have carried an obit of a
> native German in 1891? She died in Chicago, Cook
> County ( 711 Seminary) in
> March of 1891.
> Also, does anyone know of a library near Wheaton,
> Illinois that might have
> microfilm of the Chicago Tribune from that year? (I
> know the Wheaton Library
> does not have it that far back.)
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The Chicago Historical Society Research Library carries the Abendpost
(German) Newspaper. I was able to get an obit their for 1907. You might want to check
with them on the years they have.
The only library (that I know of) to get old Chicago newspapers is the Harold
Washington Library, downtown Chicago. It is worth the trip, as they have so
many papers to choose from.
Mary Lou Woods
Does anyone know of a German newspaper that might have carried an obit of a
native German in 1891? She died in Chicago, Cook County ( 711 Seminary) in
March of 1891.
Also, does anyone know of a library near Wheaton, Illinois that might have
microfilm of the Chicago Tribune from that year? (I know the Wheaton Library
does not have it that far back.)
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Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2003 7:01 PM
Subject: IL-OLD-NEWS-D Digest V03 #11
Could someone please look up an article that may have appeared in the Cook County newspapers.
The article is about a suicide hanging on July 22, 1928 of Joseph Opatrny, age 23 years. I am also
interested in an obituary if there is one. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Please send any info to Eleanor at emchobirko(a)comcast.net
Eleanor M. Chobirko