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Waterloo in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

James Lemen

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, January 27, 2020
1. James Lemen Marker
Inscription.  
James Lemen
Born in Virgina, Nov. 20 1760
Died in Illinois Jan. 8 1823
A Revolutionary Soldier, Indian
Fighter, Anti Slavery Leader,
Baptist Minster and Organizer
of the First Churches in Illinois.

His wife
Katherine Ogle
born in Virgina , Jan. 14 1764
Died in Illinois July 14 1840

Erected by the Baptists of Illinois,
His Descendants and Other
Patriotic Citizens
1909

 
Erected 1909.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is July 14, 1840.
 
Location. 38° 17.391′ N, 90° 8.797′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on Kaskaskia Rd west of Illinois Route 3, on the right when traveling south. The monument is on an active farm, in a small family burial plot surrounded by fields. It is .4 miles south of Jj Road & Old State Route 3. Please note that this is private property. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo IL 62298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Thomas Smith, January 27, 2020
2. James Lemen Marker
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within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First English Speaking School in Illinois (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial for All Wars (approx. 2.2 miles away); Potter's Field (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Bellefontaine Bridge (approx. 2˝ miles away); James Moore Cabin (approx. 2˝ miles away); Bellefontaine House (approx. 2.6 miles away); La Belle Fontaine (approx. 2.6 miles away); Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
 
Also see . . .  James Lemen (Wikipedia). (Submitted on February 12, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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