Monument to the Immigrants
God Bless America • In God We Trust
men and women who left
seeking freedom and
opportunity for better lives
in a new country
Let Freedom Ring
The bell from the Ilasco Slovak Lutheran
Church is a symbol to recognize all
immigrants who came to Ilasco
and Ralls County, Missouri
Dr. Martin Luther Slovak
Church and School of Ilasco
Hospodin je môj pastier; nié mi nechýba
(The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want)
This church bell rang every Sunday from Nov. 7, 1911
until the last service on April 25, 1971
This unique school (1917-1942) taught the language and
culture of their parent's homeland each summer
E Pluribus Unum
(One Nation From Many People)
The immigrants came to Ilasco
with respect for religion, education,
honesty and hard work.
They became part of a caring
Languages of Ilasco
Bin ati venit (Romanian) • Isten hozott (Hungarian) • Vitajte (Slovak) • Witamy (Polish) • Bitaemo (Ukranian)
Benvenuti (Italian) • Dobro dosli (Croatian)
Monument sponsored by private citizens, area businesses
and Ilasco Area Historical Preservation Society
Special recognition to Paul & John,
John Schoreack, his children David & Madison
Dennis & Ellen Hann and David Polc
for preserving and donating the church bell
The bell is now silent and serves as
a remembrance of what once was.
Erected 2002 by Private Citizens, Area Businesses and Ilasco Area Historical Preservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 39° 40.282′ N, 91° 18.568′ W. Marker is in Ilasco, Missouri, in Ralls County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 79 and Ilasco Drive, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 79. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker"Ilasco" Walk of Memories (here, next to this marker); Ilasco Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Ilasco Schools (here, next to this marker); Cement Plant Workers (a few steps from this marker); Ilasco Missouri (a few steps from this marker); Schools of Ilasco (a few steps from this marker); Ilasco Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Ilasco (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ilasco.
Also see . . .
1. Immigrant Community of Ilasco, Missouri. (Submitted on September 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. ILASCO puts rich history on full display (Courier-Post, 2020). (Submitted on September 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.