Archive ID: 1988-068-1

High chair

Date Created: undated

Donor: Doris Stark

Media Type: Object


This high chair belonged to the Bohling and Flick families in the early 1900s. The Bohling family was a prominent East Side family. Nicholas and Mae owned a neighborhood grocery store called Bohling’s Grocery and Market on the East Side in the early 20th century. Their family attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Their son Nicholas Jr. attended Notre Dame University and became alderman for the 7th Ward in 1943. He remained in this position until 1971, making him the longest serving Republican in the city council.

The Bohling grandparents had emigrated from Prussia, Germany in the 19th century and had owned a farm between St. John and Crown Point, Indiana. Their children and grandchildren would own small businesses or work in local industry in nearby Hammond and Southeast Chicago.

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