|1833||-||Treaty of Chicago signed, requiring Potawatamie Indians to leave
Hezehiah Dunklee and Mason Smith come to Dunklee's Grove in Addison Township.
|1835||-||12 German familes arrive from Benzen, Germany.
Village of Lester's Station started. (It became WoodDale)
Erie Canal opened.
|1837||-||Buckhorn Tavern Stage top and Grand and York.
30 families are living at Dunklee's Grove.
First German congregation formed. (See Churches)
|1842||-||First schools organized.|
|1847||-||Fischer Mill started.
Flax mill built in Bensenville, ? on Wood Street between Mason and Barron. Flax seed oil was a key cash crop.
|1848||-||St. John's Evangelical Church established.|
|1850||-||Plank roads built creating ties to Chicago.|
|1852||-||Korthauer Log House built on Green Street|
|1854||-||United Methodist Church begins.|
|1859||-||Immanuel Church formed.|
|1860||-||Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United States.|
|1861||-||Civil War between the U. S. and the Confederacy begins.|
|1873||-||The plat of land that was to become the Village of Bensenville was recorded, and originally called Tioga.|
|1884||-||The Village of Bensenville was incorporated. George Cogswell was the first President.|
|1885||-||School District 2 was formed.|
|1886||-||The first school was built on Green Street.|
|1894||-||Bensenville Volunteer Fire Department was organized.|
|1895||-||The Bensenville Home Society's "Castle" was built.|
|1900||-||Franzen Brothers Bank established.|
|1902||-||The first telephone was installed in Bensenville. Switchboard was at
Korthauer's Hardware Store.
Peace Church organized.
|1904||-||64 people in Bensenville have telephones.|
|1905||-||The first fire bell was purchased and hung in town center.
Railroad was a key employer in town.
|1908||-||The first Village hall was built on Railroad Avenue, completed in 1909.|
|1910||-||Electricity came to Bensenville|
|1916||-||Roundhouse on Green Street built by Milwaukee Road.|
|1917||-||Second Green Street School was built. High School started in one of the rooms.|
|1925||-||Community High School District 100 was organized|
|1926||-||First high school graduating class|
|1927||-||Bensenville Community High School opened on York Road across from the
Population is 902.
|1930||-||Referendum passed to build Tioga School.
Population is 1680.
52 passenger trains and 27 freight trains pass through Bensenville daily.
|1932||-||Plentywood Farm Restaurant opens in a log cabin.
Greenhouses built to add to Bensenville's economy.
|1935||-||90% of village's workforce work for the Milwaukee Road Railroad.|
|1940||-||Bensenville's population reached 1875.|
|1943||-||Douglas aircraft plant, later to become O'Hare Airport, was built.
40% of workforce working for Douglas.
|1946||-||The Bensenville Chamber of Commerce was established.
Chicago buys Orchard Airfield and 1,900 farms for O'Hare Field.
|1947||-||First Bensenville public school kindergarten opened.|
|1954||-||Construction of Fenton High School|
|1957||-||Mohawk School built
Influx of manufacturers to Bensenville.
|1958||-||Wesley A. Johnson School built.|
|1959||-||Luessenhop Farm at York and Grand bought and becomes Brentwood subdivision and shopping center|
|1960||-||Referendums passed creating Bensenville Park District and Bensenville Community Public Library
Eight major new industries move to Bensenville.
|1967||-||Second Village Hall dedicated at southwest corner of Irving Park and Church Roads.|
|1974||-||Public Safety building built at junction of Main Street and Church Road.|
|1978||-||Current library building built at 200 South Church Road.|
|1981||-||Bensenville Arts Council formed.|
|1984||-||Bensenville celebrated its Centennial|
|1985||-||Bensenville Historical Commission created.
Bensenville Water Park opened.
|1989||-||Deer Grove Leisure Center opens.|
|1995||-||Population is 17,767.|
|1997||-||CLeaRNET was opened to the public (April 16, 1997)
CLeaRNET graphical side was opened to the public (Dec. 14, 1997)
|2005||-||Sadly, CLeaRNET was shut down on June 30th.|