Jacob & Elizabeth Fischer’s wedding photograph taken by H.H. Cole in his Pekin studio in February 1891 as well as a 1919 family photo.
The photos were submitted by their granddaughter Louise Rollings of Salem, Oregon.
Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society
“…increasing and enriching public knowledge of our heritage”
A Historical Tidbit is generally a short Tazewell County related historical article. It could be up to 5 or 6 page story but could be as simple as a family photo, letter, or document. Almost anything Tazewell County related is eligible (see all the Tidbits listed below).
If you have a Tazewell County related article, photo, letter, or document you’d like to share, here’s how to make a submission.
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The Holt Manufacturing Company came to East Peoria (Tazewell County) to build earth moving tractors in 1909. Holt Manufacturing was the first company to successfully manufacture a continuous track tractor. Holt changed the name of the company to Holt Caterpillar Company, although he did not trademark the name Caterpillar until 1910. The company would be renamed to the Caterpillar Tractor Company in 1925.
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