William Heid building
Early Building Has History An old building- on the William Hcid farm, about 6 54 miles southeast of Stockton and near Morseville, has a history of homemade justice. According to Art Gates, Stockton resident, it was here that "Square" Tyrrell established himself as judge over matters of law. Built in the 1830s, this building was the birthplace of the Stockton Masonic lodge. Law matters were decided here by Tyrrell before the court house was built at Galena. Although he was not a legally appointed judge, Tyrrell's decisions were respected in the area, Gates said.—Journal-Standard photo.