Henry Ashby

Henry Ashby

Eagle River’s First Black Resident

Henry Ashby was born into slavery August 1832 in Chariton County, MO. Henry was one of eight boys and three girls, one of the girls dying at a young age. …

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Herman Finger

Herman Finger

Herman Finger was born in 1856, in Brookfield, Wisconsin, the sixth of ten children of newly-settled German immigrants. His family lived in Milwaukee for seven years, after which they moved to Outagamie County settling in the wilds near New London, …

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Mont (MJ) Tennes

Chapter 19 of the Illinois Crime Survey of 1929 begins with “The complete life history of one man, were it known in every detail, would disclose practically all there is to know about syndicated gambling as a phase of organized crime in Chicago in the first quarter century.  …

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