Waterloo in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Peterstown and the Merchant Prince
His father, Elder Peter Rogers, 1755-1849, came to Waterloo in 1828. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, enlisting as a fife-major Nov. 26, 1776, and served Gen Geo. Washington as chaplain, aide de camp and life guard. He participated in many battles, including Valley Forge. As commander of the ship "Trumbull," he took a sloop as prize. He was discharged Dec. 31, 1779. He was one of the first to clear Monroe Co. forests and make
Both father and son are buried in the Waterloo Cemetery.
Erected 1976 by The Charles Grosse & Son Lumber Co., William Sr., William Jr. and Kurt Grosse.
Location. 38° 20.533′ N, 90° 9.045′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on North Main Street just south of Columbia Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 275 North Main Street, Waterloo IL 62298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ford Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Schorr Brewing Co. (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Brey Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Stroh Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Bison (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commercial State Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pluth Building (approx. half a mile away); City Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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