Libertyville’s World War I Veterans: Frank Huber

Proprietor of the Huber Food Shop at 547 N. Milwaukee Avenue, the “little store with the big service”, Frank Huber was a World War I veteran, successful grocer, and community business leader. Born January 14, 1896 in Chicago, Frank Andrew Huber was living at 1509 S. Trumbull and working for Chicago Surface Lines as a…

The Oldest Drug Store in Town (Part 1)

The name Petranek’s has been on the storefront at 426 N. Milwaukee Avenue since about 1950, but the drug store can trace its lineage back at least 140 years. A drug store has been in business in this same location since the 1870s. Through a series of posts, I will trace the history of the…

Libertyville’s World War I veterans

At the beginning of 2018, we started profiling World War I veterans with a Libertyville connection – those who were born in Libertyville, were residents at the time of enlistment, or those that settled in town after the war. We profiled eight of the around 200 veterans that have been identified through newspaper articles, Ancestry.com,…