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

Ebeling - Maurer House

Ebeling-Maurer House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, September 8, 2021
1. Ebeling-Maurer House Marker
German immigrants Jacob and Barbara Sieg purchased this property in 1844 from Theodor Higard, who in 1837 began to develop what would become the Village of West Belleville. Their orphaned daughter, Maria moved away but returned after marrying Charles Ebeling, a coal miner from Germany, in 1875. She confirmed her ownership of the property in 1876, and together they took out a mortgage of $700 to build this house.

In 1887, the Ebelings sold the property to John and Amalia Mauer, who were children of German immigrants John was a furnace tender at the Adolphus Bush Glass Works on Bush Avenue (renamed South 20th Street), and Amalia was active in Christ Evangelical Church on North 14th Street. The Mauer family resided in this house until the last surviving daughter, Alvena died in 1983.

This building is an example of the German American Folk House favored by working - class immigrants from Germany. The Belleville Historical Society acquired the house in 2011 for a museum to interpret the history of the Village of west Belleville.
Erected 2018 by Belleville Historical Society
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 38° 30.924′ N, 89° 59.855′ W. Marker is in Belleville, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and South 11th Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1106 W Main St, 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. Village of West Belleville (a few steps from this marker); Washington Theatre (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reichert Business Block (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kastel Electric (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peters Saloon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carrie Thomas Alexander-Bahrenburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ruth A. Sterling (approx. 0.7 miles away); Audrey Marsh King (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
The Ebeling-Maurer House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, September 8, 2021
2. The Ebeling-Maurer House
Additional plaque on the house image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, September 8, 2021
3. Additional plaque on the house
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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