About the Index
What is the Index?
The four published histories of the Skokie/Niles Center area that are the subject of this index naturally contain a wealth of unique, local
information: names of persons, businesses, and organizations as well as references to the institutions, buildings, places and events that constitute this community’s history. Researchers were initially limi tedin their access to these materials because three of the histories did not contain indexes. This changed in 1998 when Richard J. Witry comple tedthe print version of The Combined Master Index which gives the reader simultaneous access to the contents of all four sources. The Index is now being made available here to an even wider audience.
The Histories (lis
tedby the abbreviations used in the Index)
(EPB) Niles Township, by E. Palma Beaudette, ca. 1916 (NOTE: Indexed for Niles Center/Skokie content only)
, by Richard J. Witry, 1987 Luxembourg Brotherhood of America
(SKO) "Skokie, A Centennial History", by Richard Whittingham, 1988
(PET) St. Peter Catholic Church, 1868-69 to 1993-94, by David Buisseret, Richard J. Witry and Rosemary Schmitt, 1994