Wettstein, Frank Eugene; banking and real estate; born, Rochelle, Ill., June 6, 1867; son of Otto and Louise Tracy Wettstein; educated, Rochelle High School, class of 1884; married, La Porte City, Ia., Sept. 22, 1896; married Maud Wagoner; issue, two sons, William and Frank Jr.; republican; five years a member of the Illinois National Guard; in 1889, organized First National Bank, La Porte City, Ia.; in 1900, organized First National Bank, Dysort, Ia.; vice pres. and gen. mgr. Guarantee Title & Trust Co.. Cleveland; 1903 to 1908, promoted Gates Mills property; built all roads at Gates Mills; pres. Pease Engineering
Location: Rochelle Illinois
Claude Luman Steele, who for two decades was an active and prominent business man, of Muskogee, dealing in real estate and farm lands, was born at Paines Point, Illinois, and was the youngest son of John Roland and Adelaide (Grant) Steele, the latter a representative of the same branch of the family as General U. S. Grant. John Roland Steele was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was brought to America when but three years of age, the family home being established in Rochester, New York. After attaining adult age he wedded Adelaide Grant, a native of the Empire state. Removing
George Henry Todd7, (Levi6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 14, 1851, in East Wallingford, Vt., married in Rochelle, Ill., Sept. 13, 1877, Lucy Brown Prescott, who was born in Burlington, Mass. Mr. Todd graduated from the West Aurora High School in 1871. After his graduation he was engaged in the dry goods business until 1895, when he disposed of it, and became interested in the low lands of the Mississippi Valley. He was the leader of a Company that had huge levees erected so that many acres of inundated land were redeemed. Completing this work he became a
WILLSON, Bertha May Todd8, (George H.7, Levi6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 29, 1879, in Rochelle, Ill., married in Aurora, Ill., Feb. 18, 1905, Osbourne V. Willson, who was born Jan. 3, 1877, in Aurora, Ill. Child: I. Eleanor Todd, b. Jan. 24, 1906.
Fred Arthur Todd8, (George H.7, Levi6, Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 29, 1881, in Rochelle, Ill., married in Aurora, Ill., June 12, 1906, Helen Hill, who was born Aug. 15, 1882, in Milwaukee, Wis. Children: 2455. Kathryn Hill, b. March 12, 1910. 2456. A daughter, b. Jan. 5, 1914. 2457. Ruth Constance, b. Feb. 24, 1916.