Child born in
DiedThursday at Age of
Said toAntedate William Whig-
am of Vicinity of Lib-
Born at Buffalo Grove in 1834, and
Lived in CountyAll Her Life—Fell
Three Weeks Aio [sic] and Broke Her
Hip Which Induced Exhaustion and
General Ill Health, Leading to Her
The first white child born in Lakecounty was buried out inthe county today.
She was Mrs. Hannah Brown-Bauman,and it is claimed that her natal date antedated that of William Whigam, who has always been claimed as the first whitechild born in the county.
The late Mrs. Bauman, who was bornHannah Brown, came into being at Buffalo Grovein 1834 and died at the age of 74Thursday. Three weeks ago she sustained afall which resulted in a broken hip and exhaustion and general break downfollowed this. BuffaloGrove is in the southern part of the county. Mrs. Bauman was feeble for many years. She leaves six children, her husband havingdied several years ago.
[Retrieved and transcribed from The Waukegan Daily Sun, Waukegan, IL, March 26, 1910 issue, page 1,by Nanci Headley Kotowski.]