The original owner of this scrapbook was most likely Sarah Jane Jagger, wife of William Jagger. Their daughter, Minnie, married Chester White, son of John C. and Elizabeth Irvine White. Chester and Minnie White had one daughter, Charleen White.
The articles are not pasted in the scrapbook in any particular order and most report marriages and deaths in and around Apple River. Area newspapers at the time were the Warren Sentinel-Leader, Stockton Herald and Galena Gazette.
The following transcribed clippings, including obituaries, wedding and anniversary announcements and other new items, were collected by Regina Atz Dittmar. She was the daughter of Johann and Mary Sophia Roggenthen Atz. She married Joseph Dittmar, son of John and Mary Winter Dittmar. Regina and Joseph farmed in Thompson Township, near Schapville, in Jo Daviess County. The items concern residents of the county or those who had family living here. In many cases, Regina hand wrote a date on the clipping (most likely the publication date) which I added at the end of each transcription in brackets [ ]. These news items are in no particular order. The newspapers that the individual clippings appeared in is unknown. Area newspapers of the time were Elizabeth Weekly News, Warren Sentinel-Leader, and Galena Gazette and Stockton Herald.
Transcribed by Karlene Nesbitt White