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,…

It’s Never Too Late to Start Working on a Goal

Back in January I set a genealogy goal for myself: see what I can find out about my ancestor Verner Hedin who served in World War I. As I mentioned in a recent genealogy newsletter, “Procrastination” is my middle name. Exhibit A: Here we are at the end of July and I have done nothing…

Libertyville’s World War I Veterans: The Lovell Boys

In the second installment of our profiles of World War I veterans from Libertyville, we focus on four young men all from the same family. Brothers Harold, Wendell, Clarence, and Kenneth, the sons of local druggist Frank B. Lovell, owner of the predecessor to today’s Petranek’s Pharmacy, all served during World War I. Harold Messer…