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EVENT CANCELLED (MONEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS An Evening with Abraham Lincoln)

MONEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS An Evening with Abraham Lincoln By Dr. Mark Zumhagen Mark Zumhagen has been a part of the Monee community since 2005, and practices as a Family Physician in Orland Park with an emphasis on nutrition. Mark’s interest in Abraham Lincoln began eight years ago when he grew a beard and gave the…

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Recently, board member Rachel White got an email from a man named Andy Gappa. Andy wrote he had recently visited Antiques on Main, an antique store in Crown Point, Indiana and purchased an old photograph, identified as “Waldemar Wehrli”. Using Ancestry.com, he located Mr. Wehrli on Rachel’s family tree and wanted to send her the…

The Wehrli Family in Monee

In our last blog post, we mentioned the photo of Waldemar Wehrli that was kindly sent to the Monee Historical Society by Andy Gappa. We will focus on the Wehrli family in Monee in this post. “Jacob Wehrli was born Feb. 7, 1830, in Switzerland and came to Monee in 1858. On Feb. 10, 1862,…

Our Roots are Deep

Our Roots are Deep was published in 1974 by Muriel Mueller Milne. It remains today the most thorough and comprehensive history of the Village of Monee and its people in existence. Muriel Sophie Marie Mueller was born in Monee to Emmet and Esther (Jacobs) Mueller on March 10, 1922. She was baptized and confirmed at…

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