Wheeling Books:

Wheeling Through the Years, An Oral History of Wheeling, an Illinois Village by the Wheeling Historical Society. This book contains chapters on growing up in Old Wheeling, school days, girl scouts, homesteading, Yankee farmers, German farmers, Wheeling Train Station, Crane farms, Denoyer farm, Milwaukee Avenue, Early planes and airports, prohibition, World War II, Hispanics, organizations, churches, and much more. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs from the 1700's through the 1980's.

Click on the book to view some of the pictures from the book. ====>


ORIGINAL VILLAGE HALL

This book containing over 250 8x11 pages, and is available for purchase through the Historical Society for $25.00 directly, or by mail with a $5.00 shipping and handling charge.

Wheeling Wunderland by Syke Horcher

This book is over 380 pages and is available for purchase through the Historical Society for $25.00 directly, or by mail with a $5.00 shipping and handling charge.

WHEELING WUNDERLAND is like a sack of hot buttered popcorn. You enjoy every kernel, and when you've finished, you want more. This book, by Marvin O. "Syke" Horcher, is a simmering cauldron of political hanky-panky, containing fascinating inside views of official police work, a sympathetic picture of a wet community surrounded by dry suburbs and the problems that are bound to develop on the roads and in the bars and restaurants, not to mention problems regarding the town's politics. There is also a love story between the author and the world. "Syke" is a born story-teller. If you once pick up this book, you will find you can't put it down until you read it all. The book wanders all over the map, like visiting with an old friend. You'll experience farm life, WWII as a foot soldier, work in a flower shop when you're color-blind, and experience a one-man police force. As Wheeling grows, everything also develops. Politics, crime, friendships and dependency on the community. It is also a story of a young whipper-snapper farm boy who doesn't know he can't succeed without formal education in this world. He tells it like it is, with great humor, compassion and intellect WHEELING WUNDERLAND is a WINNER I
The Seasoned with Love Cookbook is dedicated to Mother Mary Alphonase Bradley, O.S.M. and to the Servants of Mary. Their dreams of expansion to Addolorata Villa became reality in 1989. The Sisters, Residents, Staff, and Friends contributed their favorite recipes to make this book possible.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
APPETIZERS AND BEVERAGES - 1- 14
APPETIZERS-------------- 1- 10
BEVERAGES ------------- 10- 14
SOUPS AND BREADS -------------- 15- 30
SOUPS ------------------- 15- 22
BREADS------------------ 22- 30
SALADS AND VEGETABLES ----- 31- 48
SALADS ------------------ 31- 40
VEGETABLES ------------ 40- 48
MAIN DISHES AND SAUCES ----- 49- 80
MAIN DISHES ----------- 49- 78
SAUCES ------------------ 78- 80
CAKES --------------------- 81-100
SNACKS AND DESSERTS - -------101-122

WHS Cook Book

There may be a few copies of this book available. Please contact the Historical Society for more information. Recipes are often included in our monthly members newsletter. Given some time, I will try and get some of the good ones into this web page!
From Restraunts to Recepies Cookbook

From Restaurants to Recipes
As part of the Wheeling Centenial, many of the best restraunts in Wheeling contributed some of their favorite recepies to the centenial.

This cookbook contains many of their favorites, as well as other contributions.

There may be a few copies of this book available. Please contact the Historical Society for more information. Recipes are often included in our monthly members newsletter. Given some time, I will try and get some of the good ones into the web page!

Here is a copy of the index from the cookbook (click here) ====> Recepie Index

Records Left Behind
This book contains the earliest written records of the Wheeling area - from church records, land ownership maps and cemetery stones. It is the first time the church records have been published; the first book was translated from the German. Researchers, genealogists and historians will find many records of the early families living in Wheeling and the nearby area.

Contents:
Part I :
- History History of Wheeling and Wheeling Township
- Land Ownership and Area Maps

Part II :
- The Church
- The First Church and It's Ministers
- Marriages 1867-1911
- Baptisms 1867-1913
- Confirmations 1874-1879
- Deaths 1966-1908
- Dismissals 1976-1896

Part III :
- Wheeling Cemetery
- History of the Cemetery
- Cemetery Plat
- Tombstone Inscriptions
- Old Stones No Longer Located

 

Click Here to read the book. Note: It is 3MB, so it may take a few minutes. ====> Recepie Index

 
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