“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Monroe County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Monroe County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Monroe County, IL (156) Randolph County, IL (114) St. Clair County, IL (230) Jefferson County, MO (38) St. Louis County, MO (572) Ste. Genevieve County, MO (12)  MonroeCounty(156) Monroe County (156)  RandolphCounty(114) Randolph County (114)  St.ClairCounty(230) St. Clair County (230)  JeffersonCountyMissouri(38) Jefferson County (38)  St.LouisCounty(572) St. Louis County (572)  Ste.GenevieveCounty(12) Ste. Genevieve County (12)
Waterloo is the county seat for Monroe County
Adjacent to Monroe County, Illinois
      Randolph County (114)  
      St. Clair County (230)  
      Jefferson County, Missouri (38)  
      St. Louis County, Missouri (572)  
      Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri (12)  
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1 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — American Freedom Fighter and Palestinian Girl — Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian Border Christmas Day — 2005 —
Mauricio Alvarez, Sculptor This place of rest is dedicated to the veterans of this community, as well as the rest of America, well-trained and fierce warriors, but also gentle and kind liberators and protectors of children, women and men, and . . . Map (db m143461) WM
2 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — American Legion Memorial Park
Dedicated to all veterans who served our country with honorMap (db m178966) WM
3 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Arlington Hotel & Saloon — S. Main St & Legion St. — Historic Main Street —
On June 12, 1951, several hundred people gathered at the dedication by Mayor A. C. Metter of a round, bronze plaque to designate the center of Columbia's City Limits and new street and house numbering system. The plaque was placed on the sidewalk . . . Map (db m182374) HM
4 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Breidecker House — 217 S Main St. — Historic Main Street —
Originally one-story, this home was built in 1866 from brick made in Columbia. The Breidecker family, who immigrated from Germany and were early settlers here, owned the home and added a second story and front porch in 1910. The old St. Louis Hotel . . . Map (db m181502) HM
5 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Columbia
Original town of Columbia, Ill. laid out on historic Kaskaskia Trail was founded by Capt. George Rogers Clark's men year 1820. Columbia municipal incorporations created under laws of State of Illinois:
Town - February 19, 1859 . . . Map (db m173484) HM
6 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Columbia Star Printing Co — 100 Block S. Main. St. — Historic Main Street —
The building at 121 South Main was the first home of the Columbia Star Printing Company in time, it served as a location for three confectioneries before Steve Albert opened a floral shop on the first floor. The building was built in1878. The corner . . . Map (db m182270) HM
7 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Eichmuller-Rau Building — 532-544 S Main St
The Eichmuller-Rau building was built in the 1800s by John Eichmueller and was used as a tavern and feed store. The Living quarters was upstairs. The property was later acquired by Jacob Rau when he married one of the Eichmueller daughters. An . . . Map (db m171262) HM
8 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — First National Bank — 102 S Main St — Historic Main Street —
Built in early 1900, this was the first location of the First National Bank in Columbia. It still has security bars on the windows and houses the original brick bank vault. Main Street and Legion Avenue was long recognized as the center of town and . . . Map (db m184617) HM
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9 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Franklin Inn & Buck Tavern — S Main St & S Liberty St — Historic Main Street —
At this site stood the Franklin Inn, later called the "Buck Tavern" because its sign was adorned with deer horns. Built in 1828 as a stagecoach stop, it was famous for its hospitality. The stagecoach would change horses here, and the passengers . . . Map (db m173522) HM
10 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Gedern - Columbia Sister Cities since 1993
This engraved stone was presented to Sister City of Columbia, Il. By our Sister City Gedern, Germany in honor of the 25th anniversary of our partnership and friendship. The pedestal was donated by Luhr Bros, Inc. Dedicated in 2021Map (db m173485) HM
11 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — German Style Cottage — 531 S Main St
Note the construction of this German style cottage. The small eyebrow windows were used to provide light and fresh air to the second floor occupants. Also important to note is that the house was built directly on the sidewalk. Why? Because German . . . Map (db m171264) HM
12 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Gundlach-Grosse House — 625 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
This greek revival home was built in 1857 for brothers John and Philip Peter Gundlach who ran the Monroe Brewery. John served as Columbia's third mayor. The house is a 12 story brick building; its corbeled brick frieze is representative . . . Map (db m184395) HM
13 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Gundlach-Wagner House — 404 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
This home was built in 1869 by Christian Reuter, and sold for $1,800 in 1871 to John Gundlach, owner of the Monroe Brewery. John's daughter, Anna Gundlach Wagner, lived here following his death until 1922, then the home changed hands many times . . . Map (db m184378) HM
14 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Historic Shoemaker School
Shoemaker School became a part of the Columbia School District in 1950. Since the school's directors had already contracted Marian Maag to teach for the 1950-51 term prior to this consolidation, the old school was kept open for one final year. In . . . Map (db m144933) HM
15 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Historic Shoemaker School / Stone Arch Bridge / Commemorative Plaza
Historic Shoemaker School In 1851, a leg school building was built by Hammond Shoemaker on his form south of Columbia for his children and the families of his neighbors. Shoemaker was the only doctor along the Kaskaskia Cahokia Trail, the . . . Map (db m204821) HM
16 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Immaculate Conception Church — 340 S Main St — Historic Main Street —
Immaculate Conception Church was built in 1866 on land purchased for $600 from Henry Schumacher in 1863. The church was dedicated December 12, 1867by Bishop Juncker. The building was remodeled in 1904, and the improvement included the installation . . . Map (db m172805) HM
17 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail
Columbia's Main Street began as the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail, a path created by Indians as long as 11,000 B.C. when the traveled from Old Kaskaskia [Kaskaskia Island] to Cahokia. The Trail played an integral part in French colonization, and remained . . . Map (db m171259) HM
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18 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Koch House — 332 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
This house was built in the 1870s by Mr. Fred Koch, a carpenter and builder, for his family. The two-story brick house remained in the family until the 1940s. Notice the German street names on the front corner of the house. The house was purchased . . . Map (db m184379) HM
19 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Masonic Lodge & State Theater — 100 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
Originally built for Columbia Masonic Lodge No. 474, this 1882 building had three stories. The Masons used the two upper floors for meetings, and the first floor as a refreshment parlor until the 1930s and 40s. It then housed the Columbia Grill . . . Map (db m184618) HM
20 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Memorial in honor of our sons and daughters
1775 • 1918 Memorial in honor of our sons and daughters who served their nation in freedom's cause and in memory of who gave their those of our number who gave their last full measure of devotion in the six great wars . . . Map (db m143598) WM
21 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Miller-Fiege Home — Established in 1850
In 1850, Peter Wilheim Miller constructed this vernacular German cottage. It was his home adjacent to his blacksmith shop that provided shoes for horses and repaired farm equipment in the 1850s and 1860s. The blacksmith shop eventually became an . . . Map (db m140338) HM
22 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Monroe Brewery — 602 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
John Gundlach built this building in 1856. He and several relatives were partners in the business until the Reconstruction era. In 1883 the brewery was operated by Klausmann Brewery Co. of South St. Louis. Its annual capacity was 6,000 barrels of . . . Map (db m185013) HM
23 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Old Engine House & Faust Dry Goods — 200 Block S. Main St. — Historic Main Street —
The old Engine House, City Jail and Meeting Hall were located at the corner of South Rapp and Cherry, the present site of Columbia's City Hall. It was built in 1875 at a cost of $1,075. It housed prisoners in what was commonly called, "The . . . Map (db m182261) HM
24 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Palmier Cemetery
Revolutionary War War of 1812 • Civil War • WW I • WW II Laid out in the late 1700s on acreage donated by the Ogles,its elevated grounds afford a view of lands settled by the pioneers—the Piggotts, Ogles, Biggs, Wilson and others. It was named . . . Map (db m143369) HM WM
25 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Palmier Cemetery
Palmier Cemetery was established in 1783, laid out on ground donated by Benjamin and Joseph Ogle-part of the Ogle Estate on Palmier Hill, for what would become the oldest cemetery in the Columbia precinct. Flooding in the area caused the cemetery . . . Map (db m203961) HM WM
26 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Pfeffer Mercantile Store — 402-418 S Main St. — Historic Main Street —
This large frame building was the location of the Emil Pfeffer Mercantile Store. An open porch extended across the entire front of the building and wrapped around the north side. The Weilbacher family acquired this building in the 1920s and called . . . Map (db m172804) HM
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27 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Roessler Building — 202-204 S. Main St. — Historic Main Street —
This building was built in the late 1800s and purchased in 1915 by the late George Roessler Sr. It was originally the Millstadt Brewery Company Saloon, managed by Mr. Roessler, and was also used as an ice house and trucking business. The family . . . Map (db m182298) HM
28 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Rohm House
The ground for this home was purchased in 1851 by James Nolan who platted the original Town of Columbia in 1820. The home was built shortly thereafter for the Conrad-Rohm family. Gustav Rohm married Katie Schneider and they had eight children. . . . Map (db m171261) HM
29 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Rose's Drug Store — 120 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
This building was the location of the John J. Schauffert Drug Store from 1896 until 1899 when Mr. Herman Rose bought the business and renamed it Rose's Drug Store. The store boasted Columbia's first soda fountain. Althoughthe drug store had changed . . . Map (db m184404) HM
30 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Schaefer House — 301-305 S Main St — Historic Main Street —
This home was built in 1880 and was the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Schaefer. Mr. Schaefer operated as a blacksmith in the building on the corner. He was the town trustee from 1901-1903. the home was designated a local landmark in 2013 by members . . . Map (db m173524) HM
31 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Schmidt Beer Cave — 800 Block S. Main St.
The beer cave was used to store beer that was brewed at Schmidt Brewery (521 S. Main Street) in the early 1800s. The barrels of beer were later delivered to local saloons. The brewery closed in the 1860s, but the cave was used in later year store . . . Map (db m170533) HM
32 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Schmidt House & Brewery — 521 S Main St
This two story brick home was built in 1818 by Philip and Peter Schmidt. The building functioned partly as a brewery (Schmidt Brewery) with offices and a sales department. The second floor provided living quarters for the families. An arched, stone . . . Map (db m206579) HM
33 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Schneider House — 124 S. Main St. — Historic Main Street —
This house, originally belonging to the Charles Schneider family, was built in approximately 1864. Mr. Schneider was one of Columbia's early citizens who operated a livery stable and undertaking parlor at this location. Note the German architecture . . . Map (db m182301) HM
34 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Tunze Saloon — 127 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
This two story building on the corner of Main and Locust was the location of Louis Tunze Pool, Billiards and Saloon and doubled as Gus Tunze's residence. Mr. Gus Tunze was a town trustee from 1903–1904. It was built by the Tunze brothers in the . . . Map (db m199233) HM
35 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all KIA - MIA - POW of Monroe County Illinois who made the Ultimate Sacrifice
The Vacant Chairs We shall meet but shall miss them. There will be their vacant chairs. We shall linger to caress them; . . . Map (db m173388) WM
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36 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Vogt Building — 107-111 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
The Vogt Store building was built in 1893 by William Vogt. It was one of Columbia's first department stores where one could buy anything from a needle to a threshing machine. It consisted of a grocery, meat market, dry goods, hardware and farm . . . Map (db m184620) HM
37 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Weilbacher General Store — 207 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
Leo A. Weilbacher Sr. began his business career with the Columbia Mercantile Co. at another location on Main Street in 1909. To this business, an ice cream parlor was added in 1914 and later, groceries, dry goods, hardware, paints and household . . . Map (db m184401) HM
38 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Weinel Hardware & Lumber — 318 N Main St — Historic Main Street —
In the early 1800s, August F. Weinel established a lumber yard and livery stable across the street from where you are standing. Years later, their son, Ernst A. Weinel, started the Weinel Hardware store in this building. Built in the mid-1850s, the . . . Map (db m184394) HM
39 Illinois, Monroe County, Columbia — Whiteside Station
William Whiteside built Whiteside station as a fort to protect his family, pioneers and travelers from Indian raids, along the Kaskaskia-Cahokia trail. Whiteside was a patriot of North Carolina during the American Revolutionary War and is . . . Map (db m140339) HM
40 Illinois, Monroe County, Fults — Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery
Site of original Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery Est. 1854 Present church and cemetery established at Renault, IL 1869Map (db m171590) HM
41 Illinois, Monroe County, Fults — In Memory of Robert Kidd — Revolutionary War — 1778 - 1780 —
[Left plaque:] Served under the command of Col. George Rogers Clark in the Virginia line, the capture of Kaskaskia & the capture of Fort Vincennes. [Right plaque:] In memory of Revolutionary War Soldier Robert Kidd . . . Map (db m142149) HM
42 Illinois, Monroe County, Fults — Kidd, Illinois — Also Known As Boxtown — Kaskaskia Cahokia Trail —
The town of Kidd was named after Robert Kidd, who had been a soldier serving under Colonel George Rogers Clark. Kidd was in the original group of settlers who came to what is now Monroe County in 1782 with the intention of permanently settling . . . Map (db m163635) HM
43 Illinois, Monroe County, Fults — Robert and Mary McGowan Kidd / Jacob & Elizabeth Green Fults
Robert and Mary McGowan Kidd. Robert Kidd served in Revolutionary War 1774-1778. He settled in this area 1781 with Mary McGowan. Robert Kidd was born 1749 and died 1836. He was buried a half mile south of this Monument. Son John Kidd born . . . Map (db m174409) HM WM
44 Illinois, Monroe County, Fults — The Village of Fults, Illinois
The Village of Fults, formerly known as Brownsburg, had its beginnings in the early 1900's with the construction of the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad line through the Monroe County Bottoms. In 1902, the Nanson Commission Co. . . . Map (db m198125) HM
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45 Illinois, Monroe County, Harrisonville — Harrisonville, Illinois
The Mississippi River was a major superhighway throughout history, Native Americans traveled extensively on the waterway, and early settlers settled the Midwest by entering the port of New Orleans and traveling north on the river. During the . . . Map (db m226556) HM
46 Illinois, Monroe County, Maeystown — "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* — Reported missing
Samuel McRoberts, one of their ten children, was born her Feb. 8, 1799. He was elected clerk of the Monroe County court at the age of 20. In 1824 he was elected circuit judge by the state legislature. On Dec. 16, 1840, he was the first nativeborn . . . Map (db m204645) HM
47 Illinois, Monroe County, Maeystown — "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* — Reported missing
Samuel McRoberts, one of their ten children, was born her Feb. 8, 1799. He was elected clerk of the Monroe County court at the age of 20. In 1824 he was elected circuit judge by the state legislature. On Dec. 16, 1840, he was the first nativeborn . . . Map (db m204646) HM
48 Illinois, Monroe County, Maeystown — "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* — Reported missing
Samuel McRoberts, one of their ten children, was born her Feb. 8, 1799. He was elected clerk of the Monroe County court at the age of 20. In 1824 he was elected circuit judge by the state legislature. On Dec. 16, 1840, he was the first nativeborn . . . Map (db m204647) HM
49 Illinois, Monroe County, Maeystown — Maeystown
Maeystown, where three streams descend down the bluff, was founded by Jacob Maeys in 1852. The original settlers were German members of the forty-eighter movement. The village is unique in manner with structures integrated into the landscape. The . . . Map (db m140382) HM
50 Illinois, Monroe County, Maeystown — St. John's First Church
The oldest known log structure in Illinois on it's original site in continuous use for religious purposes since 1859. First worship service of St. John's congregation held here 1859-67.Map (db m143416) HM
51 Illinois, Monroe County, Maeystown — The Village of Maeystown, Ill.
The Village of Maeystown, Ill. founded in 1852 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 23,1978 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m143464) HM
52 Illinois, Monroe County, Maeystown — Village of Maeystown
The Village of Maeystown, originally known as Maeysville was founded in 1852 by Jacob Maeys, a German immigrant from Bavaria. Maeys purchased 100 acres and had the land surveyed and subdivided into streets and lots with the intention of attracting . . . Map (db m144864) HM
53 Illinois, Monroe County, Monroe City — Pioneer Mill — Monroe Co. — Monroe City, Illinois —
The Pioneer Mill was a center of early commerce. Often its water wheel ran a saw mill as well as a grist mill. Mills operated at this site for over 100 years. Prior to the War of 1812, much flour was shipped to St.Louis and New Orleans, in the late . . . Map (db m140360) HM
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54 Illinois, Monroe County, Monroe City — William H. Bissell
William H. Bissell 1811-1860. The eleventh governor of Illinois lived in this vicinity before he was thirty, serving as pioneer physician, teacher, and lawyer. He was elected as a democrat to the state legislature, becoming speaker of the house, . . . Map (db m144918) HM
55 Illinois, Monroe County, Prairie du Rocher — Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish War Memorial
In memory of those members of our Lady Of Good Counsel Parish who gave their lives that we might worship in freedom
Peter Eich Feb. 6, 1892 - Oct.9,1918 France Cletus Walster Apr. 29,1909 - July 9, 1943 N. . . . Map (db m143367) WM
56 Illinois, Monroe County, Renault — Historic Conservation at Foglepole
Throughout history, conservation of the land surrounding what is now called Foglepole Cave has been made possible by private property holders. These landowners were cautious, only allowing trips in to the caves for scientific and research-related . . . Map (db m144932) HM
57 Illinois, Monroe County, St. Joe — St. Joe, Illinois — Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail — ⚜️ —
Early Community History St. Joe is located in what was originally the New Design Precinct. The name New Design originated with James Lemen, Sr., who observed that he had a "new design” to make a settlement south of Bellefontaine (Waterloo). . . . Map (db m198039) HM
58 Illinois, Monroe County, Tipton — Storment Family History
The Storment family purchased this land in the 1950s. David Storment inherited the property when his father passed away in 1980. David lived in a house trailer just north of the current preserve for much of his adult life. According to his son, . . . Map (db m210671) HM
59 Illinois, Monroe County, Tipton — Tipton, Illinois — Kaskaskia Cahokia Trail — ⚜️ —
This small community is located in the southern part of New Design Precinct. It was settled in the late 1830's by immigrants from Tipperary, Ireland. The press of economic and political circumstances caused many Irish to immigrate to Monroe . . . Map (db m207126) HM
60 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — Bond
Shadrach Bond Sr., a soldier of the Revolution War and the army of George Rogers Clark settled about one-third mile east of this marker in 1782. His nephew, Shadrach Bond the first Governor of the State of Illinois (1818-1892) moved here . . . Map (db m199226) HM
61 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — Eagle Cliff / Miles Cemetery — Reported missing
Eagle Cliff Graveyard was established as a public graveyard on land donated by Truman Miles. The first person to be buried in Eagle Cliff Graveyard was Rachel Bond, wife of Judge Shardrach Bond, Sr. on March 17, 1806. The vault was . . . Map (db m199231) HM
62 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — Fountain, Illinois — Kaskaskia Cahokia Trail
The earliest structures in the area of Fountain were two brick homes built by George Atcheson. Daniel Shook came to the area from Pennsylvania and operated a blacksmith shop there and farmed. When the railroad came through in the early 1900's, . . . Map (db m204534) HM
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63 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — Louis E. Miller
This American Legion Home is dedicated to the memory of Louis E. Miller Founder and First Commander of American Legion Post No. 901 Valmeyer, Illinois Donated by his daughter Twlya . . . Map (db m148201) HM
64 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — M102 Howitzer
The M102 Howitzer fires a 33 pound projectile of semifixed ammunition and at charge 7 will fire 11,500 meters or 7 miles. A roller tire attached to the trail assembly of M102 permits the weapon to be rotated 6,400 mils around a firing platform, . . . Map (db m148203) WM
65 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — The Floarke Pavilion — In Memory of Floyd F. Floarke, Sr.
… Eight years ago, flood waters of the Mississippi River washed away most of Valmeyer. It did leave one shinning jewel behind… Borsch Park, and all the memories that it carries with it. This park has provided many pleasant hours of use since its . . . Map (db m211944) HM
66 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — Valmeyer Community Heritage Society — Monroe City School House Museum
Monroe City School was a rural Country School District located on KK Road west of Monroe City. This building was constructed in 1918 on land purchased from Gustav Hirsch. An increase of students later required adding a second building and another . . . Map (db m182052) HM
67 Illinois, Monroe County, Valmeyer — Valmeyer, Illinois — Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail
The rich soil and abundant food sources of the American Bottom made this area ripe for development, Native Americans living here could harvest crops, fish and wildlife from the floodplain, while gathering nuts and berries from the neighboring . . . Map (db m227109) HM
68 Illinois, Monroe County, Wartburg — Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg
The church was organized in 1841 by pastor G. A. Schieferdecker and settlers from Saxony, Thuringia, and Westfalia, Germany. The site was donated in 1849 by Johann Christian and Katherine Just. The present church was erected in 1863, and the tower . . . Map (db m140384) HM
69 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Armin Henry Krueger
Armin Henry Krueger 1914-1996, served as caretaker of Illinois Caverns for 45 years his constant presence and willingness to share his affection for underground Monroe County enhanced the experience for countless visitors to the cave. His humble . . . Map (db m175246) HM
70 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Bellefontaine House
Bellefontaine was one of the first settlements made by Americans in what is now Illinois. The earliest settlers included families of Revolutionary War veterans who had served with George Rogers Clark. Captain James Moore brought a band of pioneers . . . Map (db m140335) HM
71 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — City Hotel — 121 South Main — Waterloo, Monroe Co. Ill., Laid Out in 1818 —
In 1838, McKendree Moore, with his father, Enoch Moore, owned a mercantile store here, which carried on until the death of McKendree Moore in 1840. The Moore family was one of Waterloo's first settlers. Enoch Moore, born in 1783 in the blockhouse at . . . Map (db m140341) HM
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72 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Civil War Grave Markers — 2015 eagle Scout Project by Shane Douglas of Boy Scout Troup 323
To honor the soldiers who fought in the American Civil War, Shane Douglas marked the graves of 99 Veterans buried in the City of Waterloo for his Eagle Scout Project. There are 67 buried in Waterloo City Cemetery, 31 buried in St. Peter & Paul . . . Map (db m146844) WM
73 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Col. William R. Morrison
William R. Morrison, destined to be elected a Colonel during the American Civil War, was of Scotch-Irish descent, born on September 14, 1824. Although raised on a farm, upon his father's remarriage following the death of William's mother, they moved . . . Map (db m136540) HM
74 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Combat Wounded Veterans — Purple Heart Monument
In honor of all who lost their lives or were wounded in combat in any war All gave some some gave allMap (db m182218) WM
75 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Commercial State Bank — 101 South Main — Waterloo, Monroe Co., Ill., Laid out in 1818 —
This building as it stands today sits on combined lots, which were originally the sites of a rock residence and a butcher shop, Theodore Ruch's meat market. The meat market was a family operated business in the 1880's ran by prominent butchers . . . Map (db m140469) HM
76 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Corn Stalk Cutter — Circa 1919 — → —
The corn stubble left over from the harvest presented problems for the farmer. Plowing would not cover up the corn stalks adequately, which interfered with the planting of next year's crop. Exposed stalks promoted insects and disease. This gave rise . . . Map (db m187466) HM
77 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Dedicated to the Pioneers — The First Settlers in this Area
These earliest settlers Capt. James Moore, The leader. Shadrach Bond, Robert Kidd, Larken Rutherford, and James Garretson, were who served under George Rogers Clark in 1778. They arrived with their families in the spring of 1782 and . . . Map (db m227340) HM
78 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Dedicated to those Women
Dedicated to those women who have, those who are and those who will serve our Great Nation.Map (db m211484) WM
79 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Early Government
When the early settlers came up the Mississippi River to Kaskaskia and north to Bellefontaine in 1781, they were under the government of the French. Their only elected officer was a justice of the peace. The first court was held at the Ditch . . . Map (db m219730) HM
80 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Early Politicians
Colonel William R. Morrison One of Waterloo's most renowned and distinguished citizens was Colonel William R. Morrison, to whom the city owes its library. The library building at the corner of Library and Park Streets was Colonel . . . Map (db m219967) HM
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81 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Early Transportation
The first roads through the town of Waterloo were Indian trails created by buffalo going from one hole to another. The first trails were made for foot travel and horses traveling in single file. trails were later widened by the use of axes and . . . Map (db m220257) HM
82 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Early Waterloo Churches
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church This church was established in May 1843, originally meeting in homes. The congregation, organized by Fr. M. Pendergast, completed construction of its first church in 1852, a 40-by-70-foot brick building at . . . Map (db m219728) HM
83 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Ford
Near this marker stood the boyhood home of Thomas Ford, 1800-1850, eighth Governor of Illinois. He held many public offices before serving as Governor, 1842-1846. His mother Elizabeth Forquer Ford, a pioneer school teacher, raised her seven children . . . Map (db m144934) HM
84 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Ford Monument — Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail
Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail: 40 Miles to Kaskaskia 20 Miles to Cahokia Here passed the ancient trail trod first by buffaloes and Indians, then by explorers, traders and French settlers of Kaskaskia and Cahokia. Revolutionary War soldiers with . . . Map (db m140364) HM
85 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Harrisonville Telephone Company — Waterloo, Monroe Co., Ill., Laid out in 1818
213 South Main Street Became the headquarters of Harrisonville Telephone Company in 1905 when the Company moved in, occupying one-fourth of the building. At that time, the remaining space was apartments. As Harrisonville . . . Map (db m144220) HM
86 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Henry's Grocery — 219 & 221 South Main
In 1818 George Forquer purchased and, along with Daniel P. Cook, began laying out the lots that would become known as Original Waterloo or Old Town Waterloo. They immediately sold lot 82 in Block 11 to Alexander Wells for $20. It stayed in the . . . Map (db m140426) HM
87 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Immaculate Conception Church — Madonnavile, Illinois — 1833-2014 —
The Beginning The settlement of Madonnaville was not always called Madonnavile, it was originally known as James Settlement or James Mills, In June of 1804 ,Austin James moved here with his family. For many years the James family was the . . . Map (db m179195) HM
88 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — In Loving Memory of Alois Luhr
In honor of one of Annbriar's founders, who gave his time, knowledge and assets, may everyone share his love for golf.Map (db m175210) HM
89 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — In Memory of Myron A. Roever
In recognition of his love of golf, his delight in nature and flowers and his dedication as one of our founders.Map (db m175202) HM
90 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — International Harvester Horse-Drawn Hay Tedder
The hay tedder was introduced in the mid-1800s. It turned over the cut hay exposing it to the sun and wind, thereby speeding drying time in preparation for baling. Donated by Henry RaheMap (db m187481) HM
91 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — James Lemen
James Lemen Born in Virgina, Nov. 20, 1760 Died in Illinois Jan. 8, 1823 A Revolutionary Soldier, Indian Fighter, Anti Slavery Leader, Baptist Minster and Organizer of the First Churches in Illinois. His wife Katherine Ogle . . . Map (db m204648) HM
92 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — James Moore Cabin
Captin James Moore was an officer of the Virginia Militia during the American Revolution. Under the command of Colonel George Rogers Clark, he took part in an expedition to Illinois in 1778. Captain Moore led his group by boat to Kaskaskia in 1782 . . . Map (db m143246) HM
93 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — John Deere Two Bottom Plow - Model 49C — Circa 1927-1931 — ← —
John Deere revolutionized farming with the introduction of his steel plow in 1837, which replaced fragile and inefficient wood and cast-iron models. In 1875, The John Deere Co. introduced the riding sulky plow, which eliminated the slow and . . . Map (db m187467) HM
94 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Kaskaskia Cahokia Trail — Ditch Tavern, Ford & K-C Trail Monument, Roger's Female Seminary
Ditch Tavern… …was the first hotel in Waterloo located on North Main Street, and run by David and Hannah Ditch. David H. Ditch owned the land on which Waterloo was built until it was purchased by George Forquer in 1818. The Old Tavern . . . Map (db m148322) HM
95 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Kolmer Family Log Cabin
Log cabin donated by the: Conrad Kolmer Family to the Peterstown Heritage Society. The farm was purchased in 1851. The log cabin was moved from their 125 Acre farm two miles north of Waterloo.Map (db m148324) HM
96 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — La Belle Fontaine — (Beautiful Spring)
The second American settlement in the northwest territory was established in 1782 by Capt. James Moore, an Officer of the American Revolution serving with the Virginia Militia. He was commissioned by Gov. Patrick Henry and sent George Rogers Clark . . . Map (db m145121) HM WM
97 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Legend Tells How Waterloo Got Its Name
Waterloo was named after the town of Belgium, site of Napoleon's defeat by Wellington, but why was this particular name given to this town? The town was originally divided into two parts - Bellefontaine at the south, named by the French for . . . Map (db m219947) HM
98 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Lincoln Whig Campaign — Visit to Waterloo
The Illinois State Register in Springfield on September 4, 1840, reported that Lincoln arrived in Waterloo on Sunday, August 23, 1840. A notice was posted at the courthouse Monday morning, August 24, that Lincoln would address the people on . . . Map (db m219660) HM
99 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Martini Cemetery
Martini Cemetery also known as Goeddeltown Cemetery 1862 to 1942 You are gone but not forgotten Ruht in Frieden [Rest in peace] Map (db m168728) HM
100 Illinois, Monroe County, Waterloo — Metzger-Crook Post 6504 — 406 Veterans Drive — Waterloo, Monroe Co. Ill., Laid out in 1818 —
In January 1946, several overseas veterans of Monroe County began talking about the possibilities of organizing a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Monroe County. Raymond Oestreich, Frank Eichelmann and William Emick were among these men, and that . . . Map (db m179272) HM WM

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