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Near Breese in Clinton County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cholera Cross

Im Kreuz Ist Heil

 
 
Cholera Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 10, 2020
1. Cholera Cross Marker
Inscription.  

In 1832 cholera plagued this area
Entire families were wiped out,
Sometimes over night
Jos Altepeter made a covenant
with his maker, if his large family
was spared he would erect
A large cross on his farm
near the public road as a
perpetual memorial
The family was spared and
The original wooden cross that
was built has been
replaced many times.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 35.423′ N, 89° 32.118′ W. Marker is near Breese, Illinois, in Clinton County. Marker is on Germantown Road (County Route 7) south of County Road 1200 N, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11603 Co Hwy 7, Breese IL 62230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The General Dean Suspension Bridge (approx. 9.7 miles away); General Dean Suspension Bridge Display (approx. 9.8 miles away); Goshen Road (approx. 9.8 miles
Cholera Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 10, 2020
2. Cholera Cross Marker
Plaque is below the cross, which is in front of a dairy farm
away); Highland (approx. 12˝ miles away); Schiller Chapel (approx. 14.4 miles away); a different marker also named Schiller Chapel (approx. 14.4 miles away); Louis Latzer Monument (approx. 14.4 miles away); Spindler Monuments (approx. 14˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Cholera Cross. "Im Kreuz Ist Heil" translates to "In the cross is whole".
 
Also see . . .  The Cholera Cross. More history about the Cross, from Clinton County, IL GenWeb (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. pandemic, epidemic
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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