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Hegewisch neighborhood was named after Adolph Hegewisch.

Tenee Harmon
8014 S Avalon Avenue
Chicago Illinois 60619

Hegewisch is named after Adolph Hegewisch, who was the president of US Rolling Stock Company

Hegewisch is named for Adolph Hegewisch who was the President of US rolling Stock and hoped to establish a workingman community.

Achilles Hegewisch in 1883

Achilles Hegewisch in 1883

Hegwisch was named after Adolph Hegewisch, president of US Rolling Rock; he wanted to make an ideal working man's community.

It's named fater Adolph Hegewisch, the president of U.S. Rolling Stock Company who hoped to establish “an ideal workingman's community” when he laid out the town along a rail line in 1883, six years before Chicago annexed the town.

Hegewisch was named after Adolph Hegewisch

Adolph Hegewisch

Hi ... born and raised here ... named for Adolph Hegewisch, the president of U.S. Rolling Stock Company who hoped to establish “an ideal workingman's community” when he laid out the town in 1883.

the hegewisch neighborhood is named after, Achilles hegewisch.

Hegewisch is named for Adolph Hegewisch who founded the community in 1883.

Hegewisch got its name from Adolph Hegewisch who wanted to build a nice community for the workingmen.

The community was founded by Adolph Hegewisch, a railroad company leader.

From Google:
Adolph Hegewisch, president of U.S. Rolling Stock Company, hoped to establish “an ideal workingman's community” when he laid out the town along a rail line in 1883. He moved his company about 10 miles east to border the new town and announced plans to build two major canals as an incentive for other factories to locate near the town. The first canal would have shortened the Calumet River; the second would have stemmed from the first to connect Wolf Lake to Lake Michigan. Owing to a lack of capital, these plans never came to fruition, and the town of Hegewisch fell dramatically short of its estimate of 10,000 residents by 1885—only 500 names were listed in the town directory four years later.

In 1889, Hegewisch was annexed to Chicago along with the rest of Hyde Park Township. Adolph died a few years later.

The community area is named for Adolph Hegewisch. He was the president of the U.S. Rolling Stock Company.

Achilles Hegewisch

I lived in the community for over 50 years.

Adolph Hegewisch is the answer.

It was Adolph Hegewisch. I can google as well as anyone but I just wanted to say that I once met an extremely attractive young lady from that neighborhood. I met her at the Rosebowl Bowling alley back in the 50's. Never forgot that pretty young thing.
I called her but her mother wouldn't let me talk to her. I was in college and mama thought I was too educated for her. What a loss.
To this day, some 50+ years later, I wonder what happened to her.

The community was founded by Adolph Hegewisch, president of the U.S. Rolling Stock Co. The local economy rose and fell with the fortunes of the steel industry. In 1889, along with the rest of Hyde Park Township, of which the neighborhood belonged, Hegewisch was annexed by Chicago. Hegewisch received national attention for In 1937, in what has come to be known as the "Memorial Day Massacre," 10 people were killed and hundreds were injured during a demonstration against numerous small steel companies that did not sign union contracts

Um, am I the only one? Ronny "The Beef Butcher" Hegewisch. He was the third child of an Illinois canal worker. He joined the Union Army in 1862 at the age of 17 and was an infantryman in an auxiliary army to Sherman, and spent late periods of the war pillaging along the Chattooga River. In the wake of the war, remorse drove him to become a carpetbagging beef butcher, setting up 4 slaughterhouses and as many as 10 storefronts in Reconstruction Atlanta. He returned to Illinois in the late 1870s to care for his mother and alcoholic brothers. He brought with him industrial slaughtering experience that would make Chicago famous.

Where the hell is Hegewisch?

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