Robert Edelheit

Picture of Robert Edelheit

On January 22, 1945, in Chicago, Robert M. Edelheit was born to Gertrude and Ben. Five years later, Bob and his older brother Lonnie were joined by a sister, Ellen. Bob graduated in 1963 from Von Steuben High School in Chicago and finished two years at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, before leaving to […]

Pat Huffman

Picture of Pat Huffman

Patrick J. Huffman was born in Peoria, IL, to Jane and Patrick on May 8, 1948. He graduated in 1966 from Griffin High School in Springfield, IL, and attended Benedictine University, graduating with associate’s degrees in Chemistry, Physics and German in 1968. At Illinois State University, he earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1970 and […]

William Luden

Portrait of William Luden

WILLIAM H. LUDEN was born March 5, 1859, to Dutch immigrants Sarah and Jacob, in Reading, PA. He had five siblings: Edward, Jacob, Caroline, Sallie and one who died in infancy. He left school at age 15 to become an apprentice candymaker at Color & Barret. After five years with the company, he struck out […]