• Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department - New Uniforms

    In 1901, new uniforms were purchased for the volunteer fire department. They were made by a local tailor, J. H. Lorenzen, at a cost of $10.50 each. The money was raised by public subscription. The fir…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    A picture of the Volunteer Fire Department with a hose cart in 1924. Standing, left to right: Fred Lips, Herman Meyer, Henry Bolte, Frank Schulenburg. Seated: Fred Lorenzen, William Hefferan, Richard…

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  • J. H. Harris Foundry & Machine Shop - Workers

    J. H. Harris Foundry & Machine Shop workers outside factory for group picture. Photo taken between 1896 and 1900. Top standing against the building L - R: Henry Firnbach, William Alberts; Top row L -…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    A picture of the Volunteer Fire Department in 1934. Top Row: Greenberg, Edward; Davis, Ross; Duenn, William; Schulenburg, Frank; Lips, Alex; Guenther, Edwin; Bencic, Steve; Second row: Winkelman, Elro…

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  • Diamond Sewing Machine Company Employees

    In 1875, John Sigwalt relocated his foundry business from Chicago to Arlington Heights. The two-story building was located on Kensington Road. In 1883, the company was sold to Diamond Sewing Machine C…

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  • Lips, John Valentine and Elizabeth

    John Valentine Lips was born in 1833, in Saxony Germany and came to America in 1853 where he lived in Buffalo, New York, for seven years. Married to Elizabeth Langlitz in 1856, they spent 55 years tog…

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  • Lips, Fred and White, Frank H. and Other Businessmen

    Several businessmen in Arlington Heights are enjoying a break in this photo. On the left is Fred Lips and in the center is Frank H. White, a barber in town. In 1920, Frank was 58 and his wife, Fannie…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    A picture of the Volunteer Fire Department in 1934 at the Pumping Station at Wing Street and Vail Avenue. Standing left to right: Fred Lips; Herman Meyer; Henry Bolte; Frank Schulenburg. Seated on run…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    A picture of the Volunteer Fire Department in 1933. Top row: Steve Bencic; Ross Davis; Frank Schulenburg; William Duenn; Alex Lips; Edwin Guenther. Middle row: Oswald Meyer; Edward Greenberg; Elroy Wi…

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  • Arlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department

    The volunteer fire department was organized October 15, 1894, with George H. Peter, chief; Frank White, president; Arthur G. Volz, vice president; Peter J. Mors, secretary; Joseph Horcher Jr., treasur…

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