After hearing a detailed presentation from Ginny Wolf Chivas about why Naperville’s new park should be named for her ancestors, commissioners indicated it probably will happen.

If it does, Southwest Community Park, the working title for the site just west of Route 59 and south of 95th Street, would be named Wolf’s Crossing Community Park.

Wolf Chivas opened Thursday night’s park board meeting at the Fort Hill Activity Center by presenting a lithograph that showed the old farm.

Her great-great-grandfather Amos Wolf first settled in what became Naperville 173 years ago, she told the board.

“At age 24, he traveled in 1846 from Lancaster, Pa., walking, taking barges on the Erie Canal, a boat on the Great Lakes and an ox cart to Will County.

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