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Long time resident of Rochester who grew up in pre-war Germany
Behl's family history and history of Cascade, Cotton Hill Township, Sangamon County
Life-long resident of Rochester shares family stories of the town
Grade school teacher and longtime resident of Rochester
Farm wife who raised her seven children in Rochester after her husband's death
Resident of Rochester reflecting her life and on the town’s history
Resident of Rochester from a long line of farmers
Owner of Jostes Garage in Rochester and Route 66 enthusiast
Summers in Rochester as a child led to her spending her adult life there
Prominent Springfield journalist and Cold War era Navy veteran
Rochester's history in 19th century and Ramsey's life in Rochester.
A life as a teacher , singer and one dedicated to Christian service
Life-long farmer and resident of Rochester reflects on his life.
Member of Taft family of Rochester, and successful restaurateur
Retired state photographer talks about family history, his brother Bob and Route 66
World War II Army veteran and retired factory/state employee from Rochester
Long-time resident of Rochester reminisces about delivering ice
Stories of Rochester from the perspective of an African-American resident