Peking, Illinois was a hub for many Friesans, Peoria and Tazwell County in Illinois.
The Sunday Morning Star of April 9.1939 had an article written about the Friesans. It told about John Schipper and Fred Block, that started Schipper & Block dept. store in Peoria.
Also P. A. Bergner dept. store and Ted Kuhl joined with Fred Block to form the Block & Kuhl dept. store. John Bruniniga, one of my relation came over to farm.
Anyone in the Peoria area need to go to the Peoria Public Library and look for this article. It is on microfilm.
Paul Fletcher <BLAZITALL@aol.com