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60173, 60193, 60194, 61095
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Trumball Kent from Oswego, New York is supposed to have been the earliest settler in the area. He came here in 1835. The first "recorded" settler was Johann Sunderlage. He was a member of the survey team that divided Cook County into townships about 1833. After surveying the area, he found he liked it and returned with his family from Germany around 1836. In 1842, the federal land sale allowed the family to purchase the land they lived on. By 1840 56% of the town were from the eastern US and about 28% were from Germany. Within ten years, the percentages had reverse themselves with the German people having about 48%. By 1870, the area was almost completely German and remained so under the Great Depression of the 1930's.
This area was first known as Sarah's Grove. It was named this for a grove of trees nearby and three young women who lived near the grove. They were all named Sarah - a Miss McChesney, Frisbe and Smith. Though known as Sarah's Grove, it was not officially named that. The official name was simply Township 41. In 1850, several names were discussed for the township, among them were Lutherville and Lutherburg. At the township meeting a German man named Frederick Nerge yelled out, "Schaumburg ichall et heiten!" This is translated as "It will be called Schaumburg!. - and so it was. Everyone agreed for Schaumburg to be the official name.
September Fest - held each year on Labor Day Weekend.
Home to the Worlds second largest IKEA. IKEA is a Swedish based home furnishings store.
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The Village of Schaumburg is governed by a Council/Manager form of government. There is a Village President and a Village Board of trustees which has six members. They are elected at-large.