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 Philip Heinrich Postel

Philip Heinrich Postel

Birth
Haßloch, Landkreis Bad Dürkheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death 25 Jul 1907 (aged 89)
St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Burial Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 81, grave 3
Memorial ID 100646842 · View Source
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Philip H Postel, Sr., pioneer citizen and veteran manufacturer, Mascoutah, St. Clair County, was born at Hassloch, Rheinphalz, Germany, July 11, 1818, the son of George and Maria Katherina (Gramlich) Postel, who were natives of that country, where they passed their lives. Their immediate descendants consisted of a family of four children, of whom Philip H. is the only one now living. Of the three other children, two – Eva Catherine and Andrew – died of cholera, and Anna Margaret passed away in the parental home, at the age of seventy-four years...In 1841...he came to America, sailing from the port of Havre, France on May 9th of that year, and landing in New York City on June 22d. After a short stay in the American metropolis, he went to Philadelphia by one of the first railroads constructed on this continent; thence journeyed (chiefly by canal) to Pittsburg, and then by river to St. Louis, the entire journey occupying some three weeks. From St. Louis he proceeded to Mascoutah, with a view to visiting the Eisenmayer family, with two of whom he later became associated in business, while a third became a life-member of his family. He had anticipated spending only a few years in America, but on November 20th of the same year, he engaged in business as the partner of Conrad and Philip H. Eisenmayer, who were then operating a grist and saw-mill at Mascoutah...On September 4, 1842, Mr. Postel was united in marriage with Anna Maria Eisenmayer, the daughter of Philip H. and Anna Elizabeth (Haas) Eisenmayer, natives of Hassloch, Germany. Mrs. Postel was also a native of Germany, and came to America in1840 with her brother Conrad, who later became one of Mr. Postel's first partners in the milling business. She died December 4, 1887...Mr. Postel is a zealous supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and in 1880 was elected on the Republican ticket as Representative from St. Clair County in the Thirty-second General Assembly (1881-82)...later, serving on the board which had charge of the subdivision of St. Clair County into townships. At an earlier period he served, by appointment of the Governor, as one of the Trustees of the University of Illinois. In 1841 Mr. Postel became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

-Excerpts from The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, Volume 2, published 1907


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  • Created by: Cal Bear
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100646842
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Heinrich Postel (11 Jul 1818–25 Jul 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100646842, citing Mascoutah City Cemetery, Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Cal Bear (contributor 47281776) .