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Belleville in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Julius Liese

1843-1920

 

— Entrepreneur-Musician —

 
Julius Liese Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
1. Julius Liese Marker
Inscription.  A native of Bavaria, Germany, Liese arrived in Belleville in 1864; became a bookkepper; and began teaching music. He joined the new Belleville Philharmonic orchestra in 1867 and became its second conductor in 1869. Until his resignation in 1885, Liese's leadership strengthened the infant organization. He refused to accept compensation for his work. He was also the director of the Saengerbund German singing society as well as a charter member of its successor, the Liederkranz. In 1874, he established Liese Lumber Company, and he served as a board member of Belleville factories. He was a company officer and by 1900 the president of the Sucker State Drill Company, for which he was co-inventor of a seed-planting drill.
 
Erected 2016 by Belleville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 30.827′ N, 89° 59.068′ W. Marker is in Belleville, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the
Julius Liese Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
2. Julius Liese Marker
Marker is in front of St. Clair County Annex building
intersection of West Main Street and North Illinois Street (Illinois Route 159), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is in front of the St. Clair Annex building, with other Belleville Walk of Fame plaques at the northwest quadrant of Belleville Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Public Square, Belleville IL 62220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert "Bob" Goalby (here, next to this marker); Christian "Buddy" Ebsen (here, next to this marker); George Blair (here, next to this marker); Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg (here, next to this marker); Edward A. Daley (here, next to this marker); Gustavus P. Koerner/Sophia Engelmann Koerner (here, next to this marker); Ruth A. Sterling (here, next to this marker); Ninian Edwards (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
 
More about this marker. Liese, along with Gus Koerner (and his wife, Sophia) and Edward Daley, were inducted into Belleville's Walk of Fame on October 1, 2016. A special tribute to Liese was done by the Belleville Philharmonic, which was celebrating their 150th anniversary season.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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