St. John's Orphanage Edition of The Messenger. History of the Diocese of Belleville (Belleville, Illinois: Published by Joseph Nicholas Buechler, [1919]).

This book contains biographical sketches, often accompanied by portraits, of residents of St. Clair County, Monroe County, Randolph County, and elsewhere in southern Illinois. These sketches usually contain the individual's date and place of birth, parents' names, date of marriage and wife's name, children's names, occupation and place of business, and professional history. Please note that the index entries refer not only to the name of the individual who is profiled, but also the names of those within each biographical sketch (i.e., wife's name, children's names, parents' names). The book also contains historical sketches of businesses and churches (sometimes accompanied by a building illustration) and business advertisements.

Location: Oversize / IL / 9.11 / B41b2
Categories: Biographies, Religious