Former Barrington resident Nancy Schumm has authored a richly detailed book, The Anointed One, on the story of Seth Paine, founder of the Village of Lake Zurich. Paine’s story evolves against a backdrop of cross-country migration and change from 1816-1872.
Born in Vermont, Paine headed west to Chicago with a dream to make a name for himself and seize new opportunities. Paine’s outgoing nature and pioneering spirit garnered him success in business while he dreamed of seeding a new community that would reflect his values. He was an active member of causes related to temperance, peace, and equality for the formerly enslaved, women, and the working class. After the Civil War, Paine established the Chicago Woman’s Home, which provided comfortable housing and support for single women.
The book will be released July 1 and is available to purchase on Amazon Books.