Belleville in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 2014 by Belleville Historical Society.
Location. 38° 30.811′ N, 89° 58.868′ W. Marker is in Belleville, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East Main Street just east of South Jackson Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted next to the entrance of Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 East Main Street, Belleville IL 62220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorothea Deichmann Millinery (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Clair National Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belleville Savings Bank (about 700 feet away); Ever and Anon Park (about 800 feet away); Gustavus Koerner (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Garfield Street Saloon (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Messinger, 1771-1846 (approx. 2.6 miles away); U.S. Center of Population 1970-1980 (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
Regarding Romeiser Building. Peter Martin Romeiser was born in 1842 in Germany, and by age 15 he emigrated with his family to nearby Waterloo, Illinois. As the marker reads, he fought in the Civil War, fighting in several battles until July 1864. After the war, Romeiser learned several trades as he was moving back and forth between Kansas and Illinois. It wasn't until 1873 that he resided permanently in Belleville, as he began working as a clerk. 1904 was the year of the St. Louis World's Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), and Romeiser's company was a popular sponsor of the event, as they provided maps of the fairgrounds. Romeiser died on November 29, 1916.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.