|Above: When you're willing to sell your house and your horse, that
is the definition of checking out (June 1977 newspaper ad in the
Freeport Journal-Standard). Jim Ingram bought the house and
acreage in 1978. Since then, he has built two additions to the home.
|Above: Excerpt from the 1977 Stephenson County plat book. The Staver's new house is shown on
the east side of the creek. The original house would disappear on plat maps and rural directories for
the next 15 years or so.
|Left: Charles and Betty are buried at Chapel Hill cemetery in
Freeport (photo courtesy of Frederick Birely, via findagrave.com.