The Horner Family Of Carroll County, Illinois (And Nearly Everyone Else)

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  • ID: I43869
  • Name: John Billerbeck
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Billerbeck
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 3B1AD02EE71817449387FC42B8EE51282401
  • Change Date: 12 APR 2012 1
  • Birth: 13 NOV 1835 in Prussia 2
  • Immigration: 1853
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1853
  • Note: HIs obituary says he came to Freeport the same year he immigrated, but h is daughter Anna Billerbeck Snyder's obituary says they first moved to S t. Louis and then came to Freeport at the outbreak of the Civil War.
  • Residence: 1861
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1861 Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
  • Note: According to his daughter, Anna Billerbeck Snyder's obituary, they live d in Saint Louis, Missouri until the Civil War broke out and then moved t o Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. 3
  • Death: 14 MAY 1899 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois 2
  • Burial:
  • Note: His burial location is not given in his obituary, but it's very likely t hat it's Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illino is since that's where his wife Wilhelmina is buried.
  • Occupation: baker and owner and operator of the Vienna Bakery corner of South Galena Avenue & Galena Street (later called Main St.), Freeport, Stephenson Co. IL
  • Note:
    This baker, referred to as the Billerbeck Bakery, was the reason the Fr eeport High School was called the Freeport Pretzels. John Billerbeck's b akery flooded the town with pretzels, so much so that Freeport was call ed the Pretzel City. Hence the high school teams were called the Freep ort Pretzels, and still are.

    From his wife Wilhelmina Reineke Billerbeck's obituary:

    In 1880 Mr. Billerbeck and his wife opened a bakery on Galena Street in t he building now occupied by the S. Ortmeier shoe store. They conducted t heir business there until 1884, when they moved to the present location o f the Vienna Bakery on South Galena Avenue. Their business grew and in 1 888 they erected the four-story building on the northwest corner of Sou th Galena Avenue and Galena Street. (Alice Horner's note: Galena Stre et was later renamed Main Street.) In 1897 they erected another large b uilding north from Spring Street on the east side of South Galena Avenu e. The building contains a number of store rooms and apartments.
  • PROP: large tenement house (apartment house) on South Galena Avenue, Freeport, Stephenson County, IL 2

    Father: A. Billerbeck
    Mother: Unknown

    Marriage 1 Peterkedina Van Deest b: 24 NOV 1839 in Ihrenerfeld, Leer, Ostfriesland, Germany
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Anna Billerbeck b: 12 JUL 1859 in Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri
    2. Has Children Anton Billerbeck b: 1862 in Illinois

    Marriage 2 Wilhelmina Reineke b: 26 DEC 1842 in Germany
    • Married: 15 MAY 1864 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    1. Has No Children Charlotte Billerbeck b: 12 MAR 1867 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    2. Has No Children Caroline Billerbeck b: 8 NOV 1866
    3. Has No Children John F. Billerbeck b: 20 OCT 1869 in Illinois
    4. Has No Children Josephine Billerbeck b: 27 DEC 1871 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois
    5. Has No Children Charles Billerbeck b: 4 NOV 1874
    6. Has Children Charles A. Billerbeck b: 31 JAN 1881 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois

    1. Abbrev: Descendants of Wilhelm "William" Peters Van Deest
      Title: Roger Cramer, "Wilhelm "William" Peters Van Deest family group sheet," c ompiled May 24, 2011 ().
    2. Abbrev: John Billerbeck obituary,
      Title: John Billerbeck obituary, The Daily Journal, Freeport, Stephenso n County, Illinois, May 15, 1899, ephenson
    3. Abbrev: Anna Billerbeck Snyder obituary,
      Title: Anna Billerbeck Snyder obituary, Freeport Journal Standard, Free port, Stephenson County, Illinois, March 8, 1917, http://www.genealogyt
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