Christian Linnemann

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Address in Mount Prospect: 1200 S. Linnemann

Birth Date: March 27, 1798

Death Date: Unknown

Marriage
Date: Unknown

Spouse: Dorothia (Kestermann) Linnemann

Born: December 28, 1802

Children:

Interesting information on life, career, accomplishments:

The Linnemann’s were the first German Family to settle in the area that is today Mount Prospect, arriving in 1847. They acquired 80 acres in Elk Grove Township from the Government and took the title in 1848. Soon after arriving they worked with the Busse Family to found a church. The two families established Saint John Lutheran Church in 1848. The Linnemann family bequeathed thirty acres of land to Saint John, to help get the church started. They were influential in establishing a traditional and very religious German community in Mount Prospect.

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