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

Clickable Map of Madison 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> Madison County, IL (217) Bond County, IL (31) Clinton County, IL (35) Jersey County, IL (22) Macoupin County, IL (36) Montgomery County, IL (26) St. Clair County, IL (231) St. Charles County, MO (233) St. Louis County, MO (772) St. Louis County, MO (607)  MadisonCounty(217) Madison County (217)  BondCounty(31) Bond County (31)  ClintonCounty(35) Clinton County (35)  JerseyCounty(22) Jersey County (22)  MacoupinCounty(36) Macoupin County (36)  MontgomeryCounty(26) Montgomery County (26)  St.ClairCounty(231) St. Clair County (231)  St.CharlesCountyMissouri(233) St. Charles County (233)  St.Louis(772) St. Louis (772)  St.LouisCounty(607) St. Louis County (607)
Edwardsville is the county seat for Madison County
Highland is in Madison County
      Madison County (217)  
      Bond County (31)  
      Clinton County (35)  
      Jersey County (22)  
      Macoupin County (36)  
      Montgomery County (26)  
      St. Clair County (231)  
      St. Charles County, Missouri (233)  
      St. Louis, Missouri (772)  
      St. Louis County, Missouri (607)  
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1 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Corporal Aaron Joel RipperdaOperation Enduring Freedom — 1st Battalion, 9th Marines —
January 8, 1987 to March 18, 2013 Aaron Ripperda was born to Kent and Tina Ripperda. Kind, rambunctious and enthusiastic, he could easily make his sister Kendall laugh. Aaron added those in need early in his school life, shaping his . . . Map (db m187777) HM WM
2 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Corporal Richard A. HoffmannVietnam War — 1st Marine Division —
October 9, 1946 to September 19, 1968 Richard Alphonse Hoffmann was born October 9, 1946, in Highland, IL. He grew up living in his family's home at Lindendale Park, where his father was the caretaker. Richard was stricken with polio at . . . Map (db m187786) HM WM
3 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Deck Cemetery
Michael Deck with his wife Susannah, and their eleven children, George J., Henry, Felix, Elizabeth, Michael, Jacob, Nicholas, Joseph, Anna, Christiny and her husband Samuel Fitch, Margaret with her husband Mattmias Long and Mike's brother Jacob . . . Map (db m156733) HM
4 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Dennis H. Rinderer
The City of Highland dedicates this park to Dennis H. Rinderer for his unwavering devotion to the community. Dennis H. Rinderer was born on July 5, 1939, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, Illinois. He and his brothers, Dale and Larry, were . . . Map (db m187776) HM
5 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — 1 — Founders' MonumentsCemetery Highlights
Dr. Kasper Koepfli wished to lead a party of fellow Swiss to the United States where opportunities existed for immigrants. He persuaded a number of relatives and friends, all from Sursee, Switzerland to make the trip. The party consisted of Dr. . . . Map (db m156737) HM
6 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — HighlandFresh Horses and New Courses
During the era of stagecoach travel, the building before you played an important role. It anchored a relay station. Coach journeys were broken into stages of about 10 miles. At the end of each stage, drivers stopped at a relay station like . . . Map (db m144107) HM
7 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Highland POWs
. . . Map (db m187789) WM
8 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Illinois Remembers
Capt. John Causey POW ★ MIA You are not ForgottenMap (db m192504) WM
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9 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Illinois Remembers POW/MIA
Capt. John Causey, Granite City • SP4 Randall Dalton, Collinsville • W01 James Dayton, Granite CityMap (db m133471) WM
10 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Illinois Remembers POW/MIAYou Are Not Forgotten
W01 James DaytonMap (db m161431) WM
11 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — 4 — Louis Latzer MonumentCemetery Highlights
Louis Latzer was born in 1848 on a farm just south of Highland. He was educated in the Highland public schools and attended Illinois Industrial School (now University of Illinois) for a time before he returned to Highland in 1869 to run the family's . . . Map (db m156752) HM
12 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Schiller Chapel
Chapel built in 1884 Presented to City of Highland July 7, 1884 by Mayor F.B. Suppiger. According to the will of John Suppiger family who died in the Schiller shipwreck, 1875 Declared Historical Landmark August 8, 1974 Restored through . . . Map (db m153058) HM
13 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — 2 — Schiller ChapelCemetery Highlights
From its settlement in 1831 and onward, Highland attracted citizens from Switzerland and southern Germany. The more well-to-do of these early Highland families would travel to visit their homelands. In the summer of 1875, a group of Highlanders . . . Map (db m156739) HM
14 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Sergeant 1st Class Gary J. VasquezOperation Enduring Freedom — 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) —
November 12, 1974 to September 29, 2008 Gary J. Vasquez was a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Sgt 1st Class, on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was a friend to many, an admired brother, a loving son and the beloved husband of . . . Map (db m187781) HM WM
15 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — Sergeant Junior Floyd RonigerVietnam War — B Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division —
March 1, 1946 to February 20, 1969 Junior Floyd Roniger was born March 1, 1946, in Trenton, IL, in Clinton County. He was the son of Gilmer and Virginia (Hammer) Roniger (now deceased). He graduated from Highland High School in Highland, IL, . . . Map (db m187783) HM WM
16 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — 3 — Spindler MonumentsCemetery Highlights
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 . . . Map (db m156751) HM
17 Illinois, Madison County, Highland — War MemorialAll gave some - Some gave all
(center plaque:) Dedicated to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their country (left of center plaque:) City of Highland Mayor Joseph R. Michaelis' vision for this park was to honor those who have . . . Map (db m187788) WM
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Apr. 24, 2024