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Highland in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spindler Monuments

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By Jason Voigt, September 24, 2020
1. Spindler Monuments Marker
Inscription.  John Jacob Spindler (1825-1899) arrived here from Basel, Switzerland. After trying distillery and milling businesses, he opened a large general merchandise store.

In 1883, his son, John Jacob Spindler Jr., helped form the Highland Swiss Embroidery Works. He had been trained along merchandising lines and became the main salesperson.

When John Jacob Spindler Jr. died in 1916, John's associates and his son Julius continued the "Works" until it closed during the Depression. Later, Julius Joseph Spindler became the president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank.

The Spindler family, having made their fortune in Highland businesses, decided to give something back to the people of Highland - a new city park with playground, ball field, and tennis courts. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 38° 45.512′ N, 89° 41.65′ W. Marker is in Highland, Illinois
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By Jason Voigt, September 24, 2020
2. Spindler Monuments Marker
Marker is in front of the final resting place of John Jacob Spindler and his wife, Maria
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, in Madison County. Marker is on Cemetary north of Koepfli Lane. Marker is located in Highland City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12344 Cemetary, Highland IL 62249, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louis Latzer Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Schiller Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Schiller Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Founders' Monuments (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Illinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 1.9 miles away); Highland (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Illinois Remembers POW/MIA (approx. 2.1 miles away); Deck Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland.
 
Regarding Spindler Monuments. Spindler Park (mentioned on the marker) is located south of Highland on 13th Street, not too far from Erwin Weder Museum.
 
John Jacob Spindler grave image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 24, 2020
3. John Jacob Spindler grave
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Descendants of John Jacob Spindler Sr. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 24, 2020
4. Descendants of John Jacob Spindler Sr. Monument
Two-sided monument, this one faces north
Spindler Descendants of Swiss Pioneers image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 24, 2020
5. Spindler Descendants of Swiss Pioneers
Two-sided monument, this side faces south. Explains history of Highland settlers
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By Jason Voigt, September 24, 2020
6. Spindler Monuments Marker
Monument to one of Spindler's descendants, John J. "Jack" Spindler (1939-2017)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 26, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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