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How Our Streets Were Named

  • Alcoa -- Alcoa Casting
  • Bismark -- German statesman (Otto von Bismark)
  • Britta, Davis, Iona, Nerbonne, Nichols -- Salesmen & members of the Lonnquist family
  • Calwagner -- Salesman for Lesser Franklin
  • Copenhagen -- Predecessor to U.S. Tobacco
  • Dodge -- Dr. Harold Dodge
  • Dora -- Lesser and Sarah Franklin’s daughter
  • Edgington -- Lesser and Sarah Franklin’s son
  • Emerson -- American essayist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Ernst -- Ernst Pflug, pioneer settler
  • Franklin -- Lesser Franklin family
  • Gage -- Frank Gage (Lesser Franklin’s staff)
  • George -- Lesser Franklin’s office boy
  • Gustave -- Lesser and Sarah Franklin’s son
  • Hirschberg -- One of Franklin’s salesmen
  • Ivanhoe -- The literary character
  • King -- Peter King (brother of Sarah Franklin, Lesser Franklin’s wife)
  • Kirchhoff -- Henry Kirchhoff, pioneer family
  • Latoria -- Latoria family
  • Lesser -- Lesser Franklin, founder of Franklin Park
  • Leyden Court -- Leyden, Holland
  • Lincoln -- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
  • Lonnquist -- Axel Lonnquist, developer
  • McNerney -- William McNerney, Franklin Park Village President
  • Mannheim -- Mannheim, Germany
  • Martens -- Charles Martens, first Village President
  • Minneapolis -- Minneapolis, Minnesota (birthplace of G.K. (Gustav) Franklin)
  • Pearl -- Lesser and Sarah Franklin’s daughter
  • Reeves Court -- Barney Reeves, Franklin Park Village President
  • Rose -- Lesser and Sarah Franklin’s daughter
  • Ruby -- William Ruby, Lesser Franklin’s staff
  • Runge -- Runge Paper
  • Sarah -- Lesser Franklin’s wife
  • Schierhorn Court -- Christian Schierhorn, pioneer settler
  • Schiller -- German poet (Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller)
  • Scott -- English poet (Sir Walter Scott)
  • Silvercreek Drive -- The Creek
  • Washington -- U.S. President George Washington
  • Williams -- Jack Williams, Franklin Park Village President


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