Montgomery County Illinois History

Schram City

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The most successful effort at town building was made when some of the Hillsboro progressive citizens bought a field of coal along the north line of the township where Mr. Pocock had essayed to secure a station to be named Pocock, and which had seemin...
This is one of Hillsboro’s great enterprises. Alexander H. Schram, the manager, is the inventor of the Schram automatic can sealer. Forming a company of capitalist, he came to Hillsboro in search of a suitable location for his plant. The compan...