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 Julius Erasmus Hilgard

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Julius Erasmus Hilgard

Birth
Germany
Death
8 May 1891 (aged 66)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot
Reno Hill Lot 714
Memorial ID
86494718 View Source

The Washington Post May 10, 1891
Superintendent, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. He resided at 1709 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest. Son of Judge Theodore Hilgard, President of the Court of Appeals, Bavaria.
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Son of:
FATHER:
Theodore Erasmus Hilgard
b: July 7, 1790 Germany
d: January 26, 1873 Germany
Notes: The founder of West Belleville, Ill.

MOTHER:
Margaretha "Mary" Pauli
b: 1800 Germany
d: 1842 Belleville, Ill.
Notes: His father's 1st wife.

SIBLINGS:
Mary Dorothea (Hilgard) Tyndale
Emma J. L. (Hilgard) Hilgard
Rosa Margaretha (Hilgard) Tittmann
Clara Emilie A. (Hilgard) Tittmann
William Hilgard
Dr. Theodore Charles Hilgard
Theresa (Hilgard) Tittmann
Prof. Eugene Woldemar Hilgard
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Julius Erasimus Hilgard emigrated with his father, Theodore, to Belleville, Ill. in 1835. In 1843, he moved to Philadelphia to study. He joined the Coast & Geodetic Survey and became Superintendent and later became international authority in geodetics and terrestrial physics.
Belleville Weekly Advocate
May 15, 1891
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HIS FATHER THEODORE ERASMUS HILGARD WAS THE FOUNDER OF WEST BELLEVILLE

Theodore Erasmus Hilgard 1790-1873, the founder of "West Bellevile" was the uncle of the subject of this sketch.

A little on West Belleville: The town of West Belleville was laid out on a hill on the west bank of Richland Creek in the year 1852, the land being part of a two hundred acre farm owned by Theodore Erasmus Hilgard 1790-1873. In 1861, there were six hundred inhabitants, and in that year it officially incorporated itself and adopted the name of West Belleville. The little village had its own institutions, for in 1855 a brick school was built with one large room for classes and two smaller ones for the teacher and his family. It also had its own market house on the West End Square at Eleventh street, its own Western Brewery and its own distillery. By 1874, its population had increased to 2500 inhabitants, with many nationalities represented, but with Germans predominating.

As time went on, there arose a mutual desire to merge the two independent communities into one, for it was believed much could be gained by each in such a merger. So, in an election held to vote on the issue on April 18, 1882, the people of both towns approved the merger, and three days later, April 21, 1882, West Belleville officially became a part of Belleville.

On Saturday night, April 26, 1882, the ratification celebration was held at Huff's Garden, now the Knights of Pythias Park, where events of importance for West Belleville always took place. A large parade, headed by a blaring band, marched to the Public Square where the procession was joined by the citizens of East Belleville, and together they marched back to the park. The night was rainy, the streets were muddy, but the crowd was large. Here, promises were exchanged to forget all past animosities and to work together in harmony so that the new city might prosper.

History of St. Clair Co. 1881
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The Washington Post May 10, 1891
Superintendent, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. He resided at 1709 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest. Son of Judge Theodore Hilgard, President of the Court of Appeals, Bavaria.
_______________
Son of:
FATHER:
Theodore Erasmus Hilgard
b: July 7, 1790 Germany
d: January 26, 1873 Germany
Notes: The founder of West Belleville, Ill.

MOTHER:
Margaretha "Mary" Pauli
b: 1800 Germany
d: 1842 Belleville, Ill.
Notes: His father's 1st wife.

SIBLINGS:
Mary Dorothea (Hilgard) Tyndale
Emma J. L. (Hilgard) Hilgard
Rosa Margaretha (Hilgard) Tittmann
Clara Emilie A. (Hilgard) Tittmann
William Hilgard
Dr. Theodore Charles Hilgard
Theresa (Hilgard) Tittmann
Prof. Eugene Woldemar Hilgard
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Julius Erasimus Hilgard emigrated with his father, Theodore, to Belleville, Ill. in 1835. In 1843, he moved to Philadelphia to study. He joined the Coast & Geodetic Survey and became Superintendent and later became international authority in geodetics and terrestrial physics.
Belleville Weekly Advocate
May 15, 1891
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HIS FATHER THEODORE ERASMUS HILGARD WAS THE FOUNDER OF WEST BELLEVILLE

Theodore Erasmus Hilgard 1790-1873, the founder of "West Bellevile" was the uncle of the subject of this sketch.

A little on West Belleville: The town of West Belleville was laid out on a hill on the west bank of Richland Creek in the year 1852, the land being part of a two hundred acre farm owned by Theodore Erasmus Hilgard 1790-1873. In 1861, there were six hundred inhabitants, and in that year it officially incorporated itself and adopted the name of West Belleville. The little village had its own institutions, for in 1855 a brick school was built with one large room for classes and two smaller ones for the teacher and his family. It also had its own market house on the West End Square at Eleventh street, its own Western Brewery and its own distillery. By 1874, its population had increased to 2500 inhabitants, with many nationalities represented, but with Germans predominating.

As time went on, there arose a mutual desire to merge the two independent communities into one, for it was believed much could be gained by each in such a merger. So, in an election held to vote on the issue on April 18, 1882, the people of both towns approved the merger, and three days later, April 21, 1882, West Belleville officially became a part of Belleville.

On Saturday night, April 26, 1882, the ratification celebration was held at Huff's Garden, now the Knights of Pythias Park, where events of importance for West Belleville always took place. A large parade, headed by a blaring band, marched to the Public Square where the procession was joined by the citizens of East Belleville, and together they marched back to the park. The night was rainy, the streets were muddy, but the crowd was large. Here, promises were exchanged to forget all past animosities and to work together in harmony so that the new city might prosper.

History of St. Clair Co. 1881
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