• Alfred Swanson Family Farm

    Swanson-Mackaben Family

    Early Huntley area farmers Alfred (1882-1977) and his wife Anna (1882-1947) are shown at their home on Marengo Road about four miles west of Huntley. Their children Mabel (1908-1994) and sons Percy an…

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  • Alfred and Anna Swanson Wedding

    S. V. Morrell, Elgin, IL

    Alfred and Anna Swanson were married February 26, 1907, and farmed near Huntley their entire married life. They had three children, Mabel, Percy and Alve. Their wedding attendants were Amanda Akerberg…

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  • Brothers Godfrey and Knute Olson 1950

    Longtime Huntley farmers Knute (1878-1952) and Godfrey (1882-1966) Olson are shown in 1950. They came to the United States in 1906 and farmed until their retirement. They are buried in the Huntley Cem…

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  • Brothers Godfrey and Knute Olson circa 1910

    Brothers Godfrey (1882-1966) and Knute A. (1878-1952) Olson came to the United States from Sweden in 1906 and took up farming north of Huntley. Godfrey became a US citizen in 1931. He farmed until his…

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  • Alva Ritz

    Swanson-Mackaben Family

    Alva Ritz (1874-1950) was the last Huntley area resident to give up the horse-drawn carriage in favor of an engine-driven vehicle. Alva, or Alvie, as he was also known, was married to Matie Davis (187…

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  • Colleen's Cote 1950's

    Colleen's Cote, Holstein dairy cattle. Farm owned by Neil C. Hurley, Jr. The farm was south of Pleasant Valley Road, north of Hensel Road and west of Hamilton Road. Circa 1950's. Mr. Hurley invited th…

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  • Alfred Swanson Family

    Anna (1882-1947) and Alfred (1882-1977) Swanson are shown with their children, daughter Mabel (1908-1994), and sons Percy and Alve. The Swansons were long-time Huntley area farmers.

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  • Norma Garlieb

    Swanson-Mackaben Family

    Norma (Ahrens) Garlieb was born in Huntley in 1912. She was a lifelong Huntley resident and an active member of the First Congregational Church of Huntley. She married Henry Garlieb in 1936. Norma Gar…

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  • Godfrey Olson

    Godfrey Olson (1882-1966) was born in Sweden and came to the United States in 1906. He and his brother Knute farmed in the area north of Huntley until Godfrey retired in 1956. Godfrey became a United…

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