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The Coerver Family of Prairie du Rocher Illinois

Killian Coerver, the well-known miller, was born in Monroe County, near Waterloo, Illinois, on April 10, 1861. He attended the parochial and public schools and also St. Vincent’s College at Cape Girardeau, Mo. After leaving school he learned the printing trade, and then clerked in a dry goods business a short time, and at the age of 18 he started to work in the circuit clerk’s office. From December, 1882, to 1886, he served as deputy county treasurer, when he was elected on the Democratic ticket as county treasurer of Monroe County and served from 1886 to 1890. On October 1, 1890, he went to work at the office of Koenigsmark Milling Company, Waterloo, Illinois, and remained there until 1906, when the Schoening-Koenigsmark Milling Company, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. was incorporated and Mr. Coerver became a stockholder in this new company and was elected secretary-treasurer and general manager. In 1911 another company was incorporated, known as the Salt Lick Milling Company, Valmeyer, Illinois, of which Mr. Coerver was made general manager, and in 1913 he was elected secretary and treasurer of this corporation also. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus of the East St. Louis, Illinois. Council. Mr. Coerver was married September 10, 1885, to Miss Mary Schuell of Waterloo, Illinois. Three children were born to this union: Fred H. Coerver, who at present is assistant secretary of the Prairie du Rocher corporation; Walter H. Coerver, who holds a similar position with the Valmeyer corporation; Amanda M. Coerver if the only daughter at home. Mr. Coerver is president of the Fort Chartres Association of Prairie du...

Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1695-1956

A help guide for accessing the images of parish registers recording the events of baptism, first communion, confirmation (to 1907), marriage (to 1930) or death (to 1956) in the Diocese of Belleville (Illinois), Roman Catholic Church. The index to some volumes may reference pages within a given volume beyond current publication dates. As such, these images are not currently available. In addition to traditional parish registers, this collection includes a small number of census, church history, family and financial records. To assist the researcher I have broken down the available registers by county and name of parish, including the years covered by those parish records.

Biography of Henry C. Susewind

HENRY C. SUSEWIND. – As proprietor of one of the most popular and up-to-date hostelries of our county, the Centennial hotel of Union, the esteemed subject of this sketch is not only well and favorably known in the county and the adjacent territories, but is familiar to the traveling public and a favorite as well wherever he is known, always displaying amiability and a genial spirit and broad views on public questions that is the leading spirit of the day, while in the manipulation of his business affairs he is equal to the best and exceeded by none in the care that he bestows upon his guests and in the management of his fine hotel, while also he handles other and large interests in the business world. Mr. Susewind was born in Monroe county, Illinois on January 13, 1865, being the son of William and Solphia (Hartman) Susewind. When but a child of two years he had the sad misfortune to lose both of his parents, and his days were then spent in the home of his uncle, Henry Susewind, until he was eighteen years of age. During these years he attended the public school and also for a time the Christian College at Waterloo, Illinois. Then he went to work for the government near Greenville, Mississippi, in the improvement of the river. In 1884 he entered the employ of a large wholesale and retail grocery establishment in St. Louis, continuing there until 1887, when he took up work at the soda factor at Waterloo, Illinois, and in this he was engaged until 1892. During this time he purchased...

Woll, Catharina A. – Obituary

Catharina Ackerman was born at Waterloo, Monroe county, Ill. She was married to Adam Woll, Nov. 24. 1881, at New Design, Ill. They lived thereon a ranch for about 12 years, after which they came to Oregon, bringing with them their four children, moving on a ranch north of Union. They lived there about thirteen years and three more children were born to them. Giving up farming they moved to town and have since then resided here. Mrs. Woll leaves a husband, three sons and four daughters, three children of whom are married, Mrs. E. Crist and Mrs. H. M. Welter living at Baker, Peter Woll living at Union. There are living at home Louisa, Otto, Emma and George Woll. 1915 newspaper obituary Contributed by: Larry...

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