We are open every Saturday from
10am to 2pm or by appointment.

Phone: (618) 222-9430

Labor & Industry Museum
123 North Church St.
Belleville, Illinois 62220

It looks like Peter Kessler died just a few years after inventing an improvement for distilling grain in 1859! Peter, a blacksmith, and his wife were born in Bavaria between 1795 and 1800. A Michael Kessler operated a saloon on West Main during the same time frame. Could there be a connection? Neither appear in the 1877 Belleville Street Directory. There could be some research opportunities here!!

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