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Excerpt from Souvenir of the Laying of the Cornerstone of St. Francis Church, Teutopolis, Illinois, July 20, 1851: Historical Sketch of the Village of Teutopolis and of St. Arancis ParishThe 20th of July of this year, 1926, marks the seventy-fifthMoreExcerpt from Souvenir of the Laying of the Cornerstone of St. Francis Church, Teutopolis, Illinois, July 20, 1851: Historical Sketch of the Village of Teutopolis and of St. Arancis ParishThe 20th of July of this year, 1926, marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the present church at Teutopolis, - a joyous event, indeed, for the people of the parish. Elaborate preparations were made to celebrate this event in a becoming manner. As a contribution to this celebration, and also as a lasting memorial of it, the Reverend Pastor, Isidore Fosselmann, O. F. M., requested the writer to compile a Jubilee Souvenir which was to contain an historical sketch of the parish and town. The following pages are the answer to this request.The writer was able to obtain the necessary information for his sketch not only from Beitraege Zur Geschichte Von Teutopolis Und Umgegend, published on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee on January 2, 3, and 4, 1902, but also from a number of sources which have become available since then- particularly the manuscript Reminiscences Of Mr. Charles Eversman, a well-known citizen of Teutopolis- the files of the Effingham Volksblatt- and of The Teutopolis Press. Hence, though it was impossible at this late date to clear up several doubtful points, the writer has been able to present a pretty accurate and complete sketch of the town and parish.It need scarcely be emphasized that truth above all was sought and that charity towards all, with malice towards none was the guiding sentiment of the writer in his work. Hence, we hope that the reader will kindly overlook any erroneous statement that may have crept into the manuscript, and also any oversight that may have occurred. Lack of time and space are the reasons why some persons or events have been omitted or treated but briefly.The writer would think himself very ungrateful, if he did not express his heartfelt thanks to all that assisted him in any way in his work. In a particular manner he wishes to thank Mr. Frank Eversman, of Effingham, for the loan of his fathers Reminiscences- Very Rev. Roger Middendorf, O. F. M., Chronicler of the Province of the S. Heart of Jesus, Rev. Max. Klotzbucher, O. F. M., Rev. Gregoire, of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Vincennes, Ind., Rev. J.Delaney, of St. Patricks Church, Indiana, Mr. F. P. Kenkel, K. S. G., Director of the Centralstelle, St. Louis. Mo., Rev. Silas Barth, O. F. M., Quincy, Ill., Rev. H. H. Regnet, S.J., Librarian of the St. Louis University, Mr. S. Brumleve, who collected the photos of our soldier boys- Mr. Jos. G. Habing, E-Circuit Clerk- Miss Clara Worman of the Worman Abstract Company, both of Effingham, for copies of the Plat of Teutopolis and other documents- the Uptmor, Hess, Siemer and John Repking families, Messrs. Barney Overbeck, Joseph Stallings, Wm. H.Dust, Leo Westendorf, John Mette, Ven. Sr. Ethelberta de Notre Dame, Misses T. Nosbisch and Sylv. Brumleve, Mrs. Mueller, Mr. Hakman, Mrs. Chas. Eversman, Mr. John Niehaus. etc. The new engravings are the work of Professor P. C. Raymer, Effingham, Ill., who has done excellent, the brief time and notwithstanding poor photos and cuts.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.