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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Leidig

 
 
George Leidig Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. George Leidig Marker
Inscription.
Born in Hanover. Died Feb. 3, 1847. Member of Ernst Colony. Builder and operator of Vandalia Hotel. Merchant. Daughter, Olivia Whiteman, friend of the Abraham Lincoln family, unveiled Madonna of the Trail statue.
 
Erected 1974 by Vandalia Historical Society, in memory of Joseph C. Burtschi.
 
Location. 38° 57.438′ N, 89° 5.554′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Touch for map. Marker is in the Old State Cemetery, near 3rd and Edwards Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elijah Conway Berry (a few steps from this marker); James W. Berry (a few steps from this marker); Charles Prentice (a few steps from this marker); Mary Hall and son James (a few steps from this marker); Ferdinand Ernst (a few steps from this marker); Robert Blackwell (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln Attends Funerals (within shouting distance of this marker); William C. Greenup (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
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Also see . . .
George Leidig Marker and Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. George Leidig Marker and Grave Site

1. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Old State Cemetery. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Vandalia, Illinois. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Ernst Colony. (Submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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