Biography of Peter Blameuser


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PETER BLAMEUSER is a native of Prussia. He came to the United States in 18.52. After remaining for some time in Chicago, he went West, and spent six years in the Rocky Mountains, principally in Colorado and Montana. He built the second house in Virginia City. He was an enforced assistant of a vigilance committee that hung thirty three men for various crimes. By industry and perseverance he accumulated $10,000, with which he returned in 1865. He then bought 185 acres in Niles Township, upon part of which the present village of Niles Centre is built. He laid out the village in lots, some of which realized $800 and $1,000, and built a large block. In January, 1865, he married Magdalena Heinz. They have four sons and two daughters. He conducted a clothing store for two years. and commenced the saloon business in 1876. He is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, and treasurer of the Niles Centre Fire Engine Company.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.