|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.